Albert Deakin was born in Blackheath but was living in Smethwick in 1914. He volunteered for the KRRC and was posted to the 9th (Service) Battalion which was sent to the Western Front in May 1915. They were closely involved in the defence of Ypres and Rifleman Albert Deakin was seriously wounded in the second attack on the Bellewaerde Ridge. He died of wounds on the 26th September and is buried at Lissjenthoek Military Cemetery (I D 28) and commemorated on the Blackheath and Halesowen Memorials.
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB
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