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20-September-2007
20-September-2007
Photographs supplied by David Evans OAM

The Memorial commemorates prisoners of war who died in North Borneo in World War Two. The Memorial is a topographical model showing the route of the death marches between Sandakan and Ranau. Mt. Kinabula, the highest mountain in South East Asia, in the background.

The memorial bears about 150 names of men known to have enlisted from the Northern Regions of New South Wales. These names are featured on three plaques and a fourth plaque tells the story of the Sandakan tragedy.

787 Australian servicemen died at the infamous Sandakan Prisoner of War camp in North Borneo in the three years from July 1942, or during the even more infamous Sandakan death marches of early 1945.

Location

Address:Brisbane & Upper Streets, ANZAC Park, Tamworth, 2340
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.086412
Long: 150.935669
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 31st July, 1994
Front Inscription

SANDAKAN

Source: MA,SKP
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