The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Pratt
First Name:
Robert William
Nick Name:
Bob
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX87O5
Company:
‘D’ Company
Enlisted:
23.10.1940
DOB:
10.08.1918
Place of Birth:
Gloucester, England
Father's Name:
Robert William Pratt
Mothers's Name:
Edith Pratt
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Bogger
Memorial:
Epitaph, Singapore Memorial, Column 136, Age 23.
Cause of Death:
Killed in artillery barrage
Place of Death:
North Lim Chu Kang Road
Date of Death:
8.02.1942

General Description

Soldier was Killed by the same bomb that wounded Joe Pearce and Bill Paterson at the No. 13 Platoon position on the west coast of Singapore 8th February 1942 – first Japanese landing at Singapore.

Further reading go to D Company

Read Joe Pearce’s story.

Bob Pratt departed London with his family as a 7 year old on 12 January 1926 onboard ‘Esperance Bay’.  His father was 45 years old, and a gardener.  Their children included Edith, Linda, Robert and Beryl.  It is not known if there were additional children born in Western Australia.

We know little else of Bob Pratt.  If any family members read this, we would be appreciative if you contacted us.  Thank you.

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