DEAKIN Robert Hartley
Regiment : 10th JATS and 45th Squadron Royal Flying Corps
Service number : R0
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 22nd July 1917 aged 22
Buried : Commemorated on Arras Flying Services Memorial, France.
Relatives : Son of William Robert and Mary Jane Deakin, of Norton Hall, Worcester
Memorial : Pershore Abbey
Additional information on the memorial: 10th JATS I.A.
Gazetted to Indian Army from Sandhurst. Scholar of Cheltenham Grammar School. Captain of his house. Undergraduate at Jesus College, Oxford.
Further information on Robert Deakin can be obtained from: http://www.deakin.broadwaymanor.co.uk/deakin/robert-hartley-deakin.html
A photograph of Lieutenant Deakin of Pershore can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 8th September 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.
Trudy Burge has created the WW1 Pershore website to commemorate the men from Pershore who served their country from 1914 to 1918:
Robert Deakin has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on the Arras Flying Services Memorial.