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Full Name: John W Demellweek
Born: 10 January 1907
Came from: Royal Navy Went to: Southend United
First game: 18 April 1927 Last game: 27 April 1935
Appearances: 34 (34/0) Goals: 2
Joining his hometown club from the Royal Navy, Demellweek made a solitary appearance in the 1926-27 season before continuing his career on the high seas. It was a full four years before the outside-right added to his Argyle record, returning to first team action for the Boxing Day fixture of 1931-32. He added another 33 appearances across the following four seasons, playing his last game in April 1935, and then left for Southend United, where he made his final six appearances in League football.
Demellweek answered the call at the breakout of the Second World War, rejoining the Navy for what were to be a harrowing few years. He took part in the famous amphibious attack on St Nazaire in German-occupied France in March 1942, but was captured and spent the rest of the conflict as a prisoner of war.
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