Mr Percy William Deacon
Mr Percy Deacon, 17, from Fritham (?Lyndhurst), Hampshire, England was engaged to be married to the sister of the two brothers (Lewis and Leonard Hickman) who were his companions on the voyage.
It is thought that Percy was travelling to to Boston, Massachusetts to join an uncle who had emigrated previously. He planned to enroll in a missionary school there. The uncle is also thought to have had the same surname as Percy.
He boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a second class passenger. He, Leonard, Lewis and Stanley Hickman, Ambrose Hood, Charlie Davies and William Dibden all travelled on ticket number S.O.C. 14879, £73 10s.
According to family legend, Percy had borrowed his share of the fare from Mr Hickman who was the brothers' father and his prospective father in law. When the news broke of the sinking, Mr Hickman appearing at the door to the family cottage one evening and demanding his money back!
Percy Deacon died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
Philip Hind (Editor)
Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mr Percy William Deacon
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