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Location Labuan, Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan, Malaysia
Type memorial
Description

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.

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ANNEAR, Leonard Jack

Service number NX49646
Private
2nd/19th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 12 Aug 1920

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ADDISON, Percy Romer

Service number NX31849
Private
2nd/30th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 31 Aug 1918

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LOADER, Kevin Milbank

Service number SX10163
Sergeant
22 Independent Brigade Group Ordnance Workshop AAOC
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 11 Oct 1911

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ADAIR, James

Service number NX4733
Gunner
2nd/15th Field Regiment
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 1 Apr 1920

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GALLAGHER, John Edward

Service number VX50018
Private
General / Motor Transport Companies
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 20 May 1906

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BOURNE, Patrick James

Service number QX14722
Corporal
22nd Company (AASC)
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 2 May 1916

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BATES, Albert Edward Raymond

Service number NX68983
Private
2nd/20th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 2 Nov 1920

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O'NEILL, Clarence Frederick

Service number QX1907
Corporal
Army Pay Corps (AIF)
AIF WW1
Born 27 Dec 1908

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