Grandad’s ex­ploits

Old Bike Australasia - - OUT’N’ABOUT -

From Ge­off Woods come th­ese pho­tos and de­tails of his grand­fa­ther, Eric Charles. My grand­fa­ther Eric Charles won the 1930 Rhodes Cup at Box Hill, Vic­to­ria on his BSA. He also won the Mitcham Car­ni­val Race on 29th March, 1930. Dur­ing the war he was in Syria be­fore be­ing de­ployed in Sin­ga­pore, where he was cap­tured by the Ja­panese and spent three and a half years in a POW camp in Batavia, In­done­sia.

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