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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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VARLEY, Arthur Leslie

Service number NX35005
Brigadier
Born 13 Oct 1893

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ANNEAR, Leonard Jack

Service number NX49646
Private
2nd/19th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 12 Aug 1920

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BARRATT, Robert Harmer

Service number VX43489
Gunner
2nd/4th Anti Tank Regiment
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 10 Mar 1909

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GRADWELL, David Prenton

Service number 8960
Flight Lieutenant
No. 200 Flight (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 26 Jun 1919

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YATES, Garth

Service number SX9909
Private
8th Division Salvage Unit
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 27 Feb 1914

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O'CONNOR, Arthur Henry

Service number NX7991
Private
2nd/19th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 4 Oct 1919

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EVANS, Lionel Morris

Service number SX6923
Corporal
8th Division Salvage Unit
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 22 Jul 1905

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TENNYSON, Basil George

Service number VX37653
Gunner
2nd/4th Anti Tank Regiment
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 15 Jun 1919

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