Deaville came to Victoria from England in 1898. He worked in the Victoria Post Office for 20 years, then in Ottawa. He was a member of the Royal Philatelic Society of London.

The Colonial Postal System and Postage Stamps of Vancouver Island and British Columbia, 1849-1871: A Sketch of the Origin and Early Development of the Postal Service on the Pacific Seaboard of British North America (Victoria: King's Printer, Charles F. Banfield, 1928).

[BCBW 2010] "1900-1950"