Deane Cyril Ronald Captain 24888
Name Deane Cyril Ronald
Army number 24888
Decorations TD 9/5/46, Clasps 3/10/50
Date of birth 27-Oct-04 at Low Fell, Durham.
Unit Durham Light Infantry - Commissioned as 2/Lt in 9th Bn 6/4/23. TA Reserve 26/4/32 to 6/6/39. Embodied 24/8/39. Posted to No 4 I.T.C. Posted 10th Bn DLI 10/7/1940. Served in Iceland. Posted 30th Bn DLI 1/10/42 - Nov 42. Posted 14th Bn. Posted No 4 ITC 21/1/43 as Adjutant. Posted 13th Bn DLI (Home Guard) as Adjutant. Released from Army 1946. TARO 1/9/1948 to 17/11/1954 - ceased commitment on age grounds, retaining the rank of Captain.
Company/Battery C Coy, HQ Coy
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Company Commander
Joined Brigade 10-Jul-40
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 22/2/1984 at home. Death registered in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Home address Son of William Buckle Deane and Florence E. Deane (nee Clark). In 1911 Census shown as living with his family at 79, Bewick Road, Gateshead. Married Olga M (Murray or Parry) in Q2 in Northumberland South District. Home Guard 1943. Commanded the PWX Camp Road Recce Party which entered Berlin on 1/7/1945 and claimed to be the first British unit to do so. Lived at 3, Ashleigh Crescent, Newcastle upon Tyne.
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