Obituary: Norman Deutz

Norman Deutz

We regret to have to report the death of our comrade Norman Deutz at the end of August at the age of 83. Norman joined the old West Ham branch of the Socialist Party in 1954, shortly after his 18th birthday. At the time men of that age were liable to be conscripted into the armed forces for ‘national service’. Norman refused and spent short while in prison. He worked as a small shopkeeper in London’s East End and later a pet shop in Redbridge. After his retirement he moved to Billericay in Essex and was a member of East Anglia regional branch. Latterly he was a familiar figure at Head Office, providing much appreciated catering at conferences and other meetings there. Our condolences go to his wife, our comrade Pat Deutz, and their family.