Malvern College Second World War Casualty

W/Cdr. John William Deacon

House and time at Malvern: 9, 1921 - 1924.

Regiment: Worcestershire Regt. and R.A.F..
Died: 27 February 1943 aged 43 in . Killed in action.
Cemetery: Brookwood Memorial And Cemetery 23. B. 18.

Son of Richard William and Alice Grace Deacon, 28 St. George's Sq., Worcester.
Match V. House Prefect. Champion Athlete. Ledbury Cap.
Architect 1924.
Husband of Margaret Marwood Deacon.

He was in the Worcestershire Regiment and then
105 Sqdn. Royal Air Force
The squadron was the first to operate the de Havilland Mosquito light bomber, and performed a precision attack against the Gestapo Headquarters in Oslo on 25 September 1942, and a daylight raid on Berlin on 30 January 1943.

'His contemporaries will remember how through a misapprehension of the rules of the Ledbury Run he ran in it when under age and won it, but had to be disqualified, and had the bad luck to be only second the following year.' (Malvernian, Mar 1943)

Gravestone photograph