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Location Labuan, Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan, Malaysia
Type Memorial

The Labuan Memorial was primarily intended to commemorate the officers and men of the Australian Army and Air Force who died while prisoners of war in Borneo and the Philippines from 1942 to 1945 and during the 1945 operations for the recovery of Borneo, and have no known grave. Subsequently it was found that a number of men belonging to the local forces of North Borneo, Sarawak and Brunei who were killed on war service also have no known grave, and they too are honoured here. Men of the Royal Australian Navy who lost their lives in the south-western Pacific region, and have no grave but the sea, are commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial in England, along with many of their comrades of the Royal Navy and of other Commonwealth Naval Forces.

This memorial consists of a colonnade forming a forecourt immediately inside the wrought iron gates of the main entrance to the cemetery. On the inner faces of the pillars are bronze panels on which are engraved the names of those whom it honours and the dedicatory inscription is on the frieze facing the entrance. Some of those whose names appear on the memorial are undoubtedly buried in unidentified graves in this cemetery.

Built Not yet discovered
Opened Not yet discovered



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KING, Charles Henry

Service number VX63472
8th Division Signals
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 7 Sep 1903

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LOADER, Kevin Milbank

Service number SX10163
22 Independent Brigade Group Ordnance Workshop AAOC
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 11 Oct 1911

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CHRISTIE, Edwin Robert

Service number VX35469
2nd/29th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 16 May 1916

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SILVESTER, Frank William

Service number 411054
Flight Lieutenant
No. 43 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 27 May 1920

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ALLEN, Stephen James

Service number NX49447
2nd/18th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 4 Jun 1922

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RICHARDS, Edward Morton

Service number SX9634
8th Division Salvage Unit
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 13 Mar 1901

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BRETT, Noel Francis

Service number NX42739
2nd/30th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 3 Dec 1918

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HUNTER, Alexander John

Service number 437963
Flight Sergeant
No. 82 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 12 Sep 1924

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