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A monument commemorates prisoners of war who died in North Borneo in World War Two. It 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.
|Address:||Brisbane & Upper Streets, ANZAC Park, Tamworth, 2340|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -31.086412|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 31st July, 1994|