The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Preedy
First Name:
Eric Lincoln
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7416
Classification:
Carpenter
Company:
Headquarters Company
Enlisted:
6.08.1940
DOB:
5.07.1913
Place of Birth:
Subiaco, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Charles Edward Preedy
Mothers's Name:
Anna Augusta Preedy
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Truck Driver
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row H, Grave 11, Age 30.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Serangoon Road, Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, V Battalion
POW#:
4/6523 & 2285
Cause of Death:
Acute Enteritis
Place of Death:
Brankassi
Date of Death:
7.08.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 34, Brankassi

General Description

 

 

Eric Preedy married 1936 to Mavis Dodd.

Widow Mavis was left to raise 3 sons.

 

Back row L-R E. Preedy, J. Heffernan, J. Holt, Bluey Smith, Lin Powell, R Kelt, 2nd row - Tom Firns, H. Elkins,Scotty McEwan, Front row - Darkie Rennie, Unknown, R Newling, J. Quinn, Barney Doolan
Back row L-R E. Preedy, J. Heffernan, J. Holt, Bluey Smith, Lin Powell, R Kelt, 2nd row – Tom Firns, H. Elkins, Scotty McEwan, Front row – Darkie Rennie, Unknown, R Newling, J. Quinn, Barney Doolan.

 

Read further about ‘D’ Force V Battalion.

Preedy West Australian 22 September 1946

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Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Serangoon Road Camp - Singapore
  • Brankassi, Prang Kasi, 208k - Thailand
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