Eric Deakin James
From Our Contribution
|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|
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
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||36 Simoer street, Wembley|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs Elizabeth James|
|Date of Enlistment||23 Mar 1942|
|Unit/Formation||1st (Perth) VDC Battalion C Company|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
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.
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
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.