Warrant Officer Class 2 John Henry Deane

Service number VX42733
Birth Date 08 February 1915
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Coburg
Death Date 10 December 2009
Final Rank Warrant Officer Class 2
Service Australian Army
Unit 2/23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Place Coburg
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1941-07-18

Warrant Officer Class 2 John Henry Deane enlisted to the Second Australian Imperial Force on 28 June 1940. He served with 2/23 Australian Infantry Battalion in Palestine, Libya and Egypt, earning a Military Medal for great courage and devotion in action west of Tobruk, Libya, on 22 April 1941. In mid-1942, Warrant Officer Deane was captured as a prisoner of war by the Italians. He was interned in prisoner of war camps in Italy and Germany, and returned to Australia after his release in 1945. Warrant Officer Deane was discharged on 31 July 1945.



Date of birth 08 February 1915
Date of enlistment 28 June 1940
Date of discharge 31 July 1945
Date of death 10 December 2009