Preston Gavin GREENLEES

GREENLEES, Preston Gavin

Service Number: QX33947
Enlisted: 19 September 1941, Chermside, Queensland
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 2nd/15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Roma, Queensland, Australia, 23 November 1919
Home Town: Beenleigh, Logan, Queensland
Schooling: Innisfail State School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Bank Officer
Died: Killed in Action, New Guinea, 8 September 1943, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery
Grave Ref. Q D 4,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Nar Nar Goon Commerical Bank of Australia Limited WW2 Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

19 Sep 1941: Enlisted Private, QX33947, Chermside, Queensland
19 Sep 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Sergeant, QX33947, 15 Infantry Battalion AMF
20 Sep 1941: Involvement Private, QX33947
8 Sep 1943: Involvement Sergeant, QX33947, 2nd/15th Infantry Battalion, New Guinea - Huon Peninsula / Markham and Ramu Valley /Finisterre Ranges Campaigns

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Preston Gavin GREENLEES was born on 23rd September, 1919 in Roma, Queensland

His parents were Woodrooffe GREENLEES and Eva Grace Ker OAKES

He enlisted with the Australian Army on 19th September, 1941 - he was with the 15 Australian Infantry Battalion - rank Sergeant

Preston was Killed in Action on 8th September, 1943 in New Guinea - He is buried in Lae War Cemetery and also commemorated on the Australian War Memorial & the Roll of Honour in Brisbane