Rifleman A O Preller

Rifleman Abraham Oscar Preller
No 9119, Kaffrarian Rifles

Captured: Tobruk - June 1942

Rifleman Preller was shot and captured at Tobruk. Upon arrival at Campo PG 54 he was reunited with his friends from the Kaffrarian Rifles Rfn Lionel W Heiber, Rfn Harry L Steward and Rfn Ralph (Ricey) Phillips. All four left Campo PG 54 together after the Italian Armistice and lived in a cave on the banks of the River Tiber before making their way to the Allied Lines, arriving at 6pm on Christmas Eve. 

All four continued to meet together at 6pm on Christmas Eve, when they returned to South Africa after the War. 

Information supplied by Renee Cheiman, his daughter.