Deayton, G T
GEORGE THOMAS DEAYTON
Remembered with honour Aeroplane Cemetery: Plot III, Row A, Grave 32.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died of wounds received in action in the Ypres Salient. Unfortunately, George’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for George in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 25 August 1917.
Son of Thomas Harry/Henry and Kate (nee HALSEY) DEAYTON of Watford; husband of Kathleen Gladys GIDDINGS (formerly DEAYTON, nee DOUGHTY) of Watford.
His parents married 4 December 1886 at St Mark’s, Regent’s Park, London. Thomas died 8 December 1938 in Watford aged 79, and was buried 12 December in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Kate died 1 January 1940 in Watford, and was buried 4 January, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
George was born 1 April 1887 in Watford, and baptised 11 May 1887 at St Mary’s, Watford. He attended Watford Grammar School from 5 September 1899 to July 1902. He married 30 September 1912 at St John the Baptist, Pinner, Middx; they had two children. Kathleen remarried 1920 in the Edmonton, Middx, district to Victor De Fue GIDDINGS, and died 1982 in the Newton Abbott, Devon, district aged 89.
On the 1891 Census, aged 4 he lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1901 Census, aged 13 he still lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a brewery clerk aged 24, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and five siblings.
Unit"A" Battery, 103rd Brigade
Date of death10/08/1917
Age at death30
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)