The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Tregenza
First Name:
John Ernest
Nick Name:
Jack
Rank:
Sergeant (Promoted on 20.2.1942)
Regimental #:
WX9325
Company:
‘D’ Company, No. 15 Platoon.
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
DOB:
14.10.1914
Place of Birth:
Dangin, Western Australia
Father's Name:
James Montague Tregenza
Mothers's Name:
Mary Jane Tregenza
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmer
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row L, Grave 50, Age 28.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, V Battalion
POW#:
4/4604 & 2218
Cause of Death:
Cerebral Malaria
Place of Death:
Brankassi
Date of Death:
2.09.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 54, Brankassi

General Description

 

John (Jack) Tregenza enlisted 30 August 1940 with his brother Fred Tregenza  WX9280 and his mate Lin MacDonald WX9279. Fred and Lin MacDonald with No. 13 Platoon were KIA 9 February 1942.

Read about D Force V Battalion

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Tregenza F,  Tregenza J, Anderson,  Carter and Minchin (lost at sea Rakuyo Maru 15/9/1944)

 

J.E. Tregenza

 

Jack and Fred’s father James (Jim) Montague Tregenza with his brothers John and Charles Henry moved from Timaru, New Zealand to Western Australia before 1906.

In 1906 Jim married Mary Jane Brown and his brother John Tregenza married Mary’s sister Elizabeth Brown.

The brothers took up land in the Dangin area.

Jack was the youngest son in a large family including twin sisters.

Between the birth of Fred and Jack is brother Albert Andrew born in 1911.  He married in 1934 Florrie Dack who was a Fairbridge Farm School girl.  Florrie would have known 2/4th boys Harry Scadden, Syd Osborne, Jack Maude and probably others.

The death of these two young farmers was a tragic loss to their family and the community.

 

Height 5′ 9″

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Brankassi, Prang Kasi, 208k - Thailand
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