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Gnr. F. Deakin

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Rank & Name
Gunner Harry Frank Deakin
Unit
No. 896645, 273 Battery, 69 (West Riding) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.
How & When Died
Died, 12 July 1941
Age, if known
20 years
Next of Kin details
Eldest son of Harry and Mary Deakin, of 'Fairholm', Main Street, Scholes, Leeds.
Commemoration Details
Buried in the Churchyard of All Saints Church, Barwick in Elmet, Leeds. Section 2, Grave 8.
Other Information / Remarks
Harry Deakin died of Acute Lymphatic Leukaemia in Seacroft Hospital, York Road, Leeds. At the time it was an emergency military hospital, but had been specially built at the turn of the 19th/20th century as an infectious diseases hospital, a role it retained until recent years.
Before joining the Army, Harry Deakin had been a printer's clerk. 

His funeral was held at Scholes Church (now the Church Hall) on Wednesday 16 July 1941.

He was the grandson of Mr & Mrs F. Jowett
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Remembering the Fallen of Two Villages on the Eastern Fringes of Leeds.

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