Private Eric LOCKYER

Service No: WX40624 (Australian Army)
Born: Roebourne WA, 23 January 1924
Enlisted in the Army: 18 September 1943
Unit: 2/24 Infantry Battalion
Died: Ground Operations, Tarakan, 16 May 1945, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Samuel and Sylvia Lockyer, of Leederville, Western Australia
Roll of Honour: Port Hedland WA
Remembered: Panel 51, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Brother of Flight Sergeant Arnold Alexander Lockyer (80471)

By the 16th the 26th Brigade had lost 11 officers and 137 men killed, 22 officers and 353 wounded; 9 officers and 243 men were sick. As most of this loss had been suffered by the infantry, the brigade had lost the equivalent of a battalion. The counted Japanese dead numbered 479 but only five prisoners had been taken.

Extract from Long, G. (Gavin) The Final Campaigns, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT, 1963 – Page 436


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B883, WX40624

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