John PRETTEJOHN [1915-1988] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

John PRETTEJOHN [1915-1988]

Names
Given: 
John
Family: 
Prettejohn
Sex: 
Male
Status: 
Deceased
Birth
Date: 
c.1915-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Hong Kong
Birthplace (country): 
Death
Date: 
c.1988-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

John Prettejohn Pte 2681 Wounded 19 Dec 1941 at Wong Nei Chong Gap.  Interned as POW at Shampshuipo, transported on Toyama Maru 1943 to Nagoya #2 Branch Camp (Narumi) working in locomotive factory.  Repatriated to HK after war.   DBS Senior Prefect 1934-35.  Reporter for SCMP to 1973.

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Full Name: John Percival Prettejohn

Father: Henry Edward Prettejohn

Mother: Hung Sheung Ying

Date of Birth: 14th April 1915

Birth town: Hong Kong

Nationality: British/Eurasian

Fate: Wounded 19th December 1941

Date of capture: 25th December 1941

Date of Liberation: 4th September 1945

Rank: Private

POW Camp: Shamshuipo

Other POW camps: Nagoya 2b

Camp Prisoner Number: 6322

Service Number: 2681

Duty Location: Hong Kong

Next of Kin: Mrs. W. Sinclair, 17 Waterloo Road, 1st Floor, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Service: British Army

Primary Unit: Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps

Source: National Archive References WO392/25 and WO345/42. Information courtesy of Ron Bridges collection. The former internee died recently

 

 

 

 

Thanks for posting the details eurasian_david.   I hadn't realised that these particulars were available in the National Archives.  Presumably, they were details for each member of the HKVDC.  Mike  

Hi Mike 

They come in little cards. If you would like I can email the images of your father's details to you.

David

Hi David,

Yes, I would appreciate it.  Many thanks,

Mike

Death: John Percival Prettejohn, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada 18th April 1988 Age 73

 

Mike, I have forwarded the images of your Dad's POW records to David Bellis, admin for gwulo.com who will forward them on to you.

 

Thank you kindly,

Best Regards,

Mike