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A monument commemorates the Australia and British prisoners of war (including those from the Richmond Valley), who died, or were killed, or suffered on the Sandakan death marches, during World War Two.
The memorial honours the 2,434 Australian and British prisoners of war who died in the tragic Sandakan death marches during the second World War. The marches across Borneo are regarded as the greatest atrocities committed against Australians during the war. More than 1,000 Australians died on the 260 kilometre trek through jungles and mountains, only six escaped and survived.
|Address:||Molesworth and Market Streets, Commemorative Park, Lismore, 2480|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -28.811172|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 27th August, 2010|
To recognise the suffering of those from the
Richmond Valley who died in the Sandakan tragedy 1942 - 1945
Unveiled by Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC
Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
27th August 2010
Lest We Forget
Sandakan Death Marches
In Special Memory of some forty Servicemen known to have come
from The Richmond Valley
Lest We Forget
The towns and villages live on,
The boys who played here once are gone.
The parrots cry, the river runs
And we do not forget our sons.
Erected by the Rotary Club of Lismore
Sandakan Death March Memorial
In Memory of the 1787 Australian and 641 British Prisoners of War
who suffered and died such terrible deaths on the death marches
and in the prison camps at Sandakan and Ranau
North Borneo 1942 - 1945