Eric Deakin James

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Eric Deakin James
Personal Information
Date of Birth 13 Sep 1905
Place of Birth Bedfordale, Western Australia
Death 1 Jun 1977, aged 71
Place of Death Rockingham, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 36 years, 7 months
Description 5'10" (1.78m) tall ; 150lb
"lb" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.
; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; fair hair
Occupation salesman
Religion Church of England
Address 36 Simoer street, Wembley
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Elizabeth James
Military Information
Reg Number W66696
Date of Enlistment 23 Mar 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 1st (Perth) VDC Battalion C Company
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

On 26 Jan 1929 Eric married Elizabeth Taylor Hunt (1906 - 2012)in Perth. Elizabeth died on 31 May 2012 aged 105 in Rockingham. Eric was a member of the Subiaco RifleClub.

Electoral Roll entries: 1931 at Bruce Rock, salesman; 1943 at 15 Nanson street, Leederville, manager.

War Service

Enlisted on 23 Mar 1942 and placed in the 1st (Perth) VDC Battalion on 23 Sep 1942 at Claremont.

On 31 Aug 1945 Eric was placed on the Reserve

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1958 at 18 Nanson street, Leederville, manager; 1958 - 1968 at Gwalia street, Leonora, business manager; 1972 - 1977 at 108 Kent street, Rockingham, retired.


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