The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Dean
First Name:
Penrod Vance
Rank:
Lieutenant
Regimental #:
WX6067
Company:
‘B’ Company, No. 7 Platoon.
Enlisted:
30.07.1940
Discharged:
19.12.1946
DOB:
9.11.1914
Place of Birth:
South Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Edward Archibald Dean
Mothers's Name:
Mary 'Alice' Dean (nee Baldwin)
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Commercial Traveller
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; Outram Road Prison; Levelling Party Changi Aerodrome; X3 Party; Changi Gaol Camp (Garden Control Party)
POW#:
3/5847
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Darwin‐Sydney, HMTArawa; Sydney-Melbourne by troop train; Melbourne to Perth by aircraft

General Description

Penrod Dean front centre, Jim Clancy and Henry Demoullin centre
Penrod Dean front centre, Jim Clancy and Henry De Moullin centre

 

 

 

Penrod’s parents Edward Dean and Mary ‘Alice’ Baldwin married in 1905 at Woodville, South Australia.  The couple moved to WA where their sons were born.  Penrod had two older brothers and a younger brother.  Edward Dean died in Perth in 1934 and Penrod’s mother died in Perth in 1954.

 

PENROD DEAN

 

Penrod Dean died Melbourne 16 May 2006 aged 91 years.  His wife Mabel died Melbourne 20 November 2005.

Penrod and Mabel Molloy married in 1937 Perth.  They had 3 daughters and one son.  Initially Penrod and Mabel (aka Bunny) remained living in Perth, however moved to Victoria.

Camp Locations:

  • Changi Aerodrome - Singapore
  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Outram Road Prison - Singapore ***
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
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