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Sandakan Memorial : 12-August-2011
Sandakan Memorial : 12-August-2011

Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans

The monument commemorates prisoners of war who died in North Borneo during World War Two. It contains nine bronze plaques which list the names of 522 men who enlisted from the Sydney region and died as prisoners of war in British North Borneo.  

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.

The monument was designed and constructed by former prisoner of war, Don Wall, and Tom Connolly, a son of a prisoner of war.



Address:Burwood Road & Park Avenue, Burwood Park, Burwood, 2134
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.872981
Long: 151.103082
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Designer:Don Wall & Tom Connolly
Monument Manufacturer:Don Wall & Tom Connolly


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 1st August, 1993
Front Inscription


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Left Side Inscription

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Back Inscription

This memorial was dedicated by Father John Brendan Rodgers, O.A.M.
Eighth Division A.I.F. Chaplain Sandakan and Kuching

This memorial was unveiled by the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Paul Keating, MP,

1 August 1993

Ian Raffin,
Mayor of the Municipality of Burwood 1993

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Right Side Inscription

This memorial was established by The Sandakan Memorial Foundation Ltd.

The memorial is the first of six memorials, all of similar design located in the following areas: ANZAC Park Tamworth, Victoria Gardens Wagga Wagga, Maitland Park Maitland, Strathdale Park Bendigo, New Farm Park Brisbane

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Source: MA,NRWM
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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