Prestidge Victor A. 2/Lt 117998
Name Prestidge Victor Arthur
Army number 117998
Decorations Territorial Efficiency Medal - 2/10/1979
Date of birth 22/10/1918 in Brixton.
Age 79 at the time of his death.
Unit Posted as Cadet to 168 OCTU. Joined The Durham Light Infantry - granted an Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 10/2/1940. Posted No 4 ITC Brancepeth 24/2/1940. Attached to, then posted to, 11th Battalion DLI 28/2/1940. Served B.E.F. Taken Prisoner of War. Repatriated. Unemployed list 1946 as Honorary Lieutenant.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade 28/2/1940
Promotions W/S Lt 10/8/1941.
Prisoner of War Yes - held in Oflags VIB and 0.7B at Eichstatt. PoW number Number 348.
Died/Killed in action Death registered May 1998, Croydon.
Source table 11DLI