Labuan Memorial, Labuan Federal Territory, Malaysia

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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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BOURNE, Patrick James

Service number QX14722
Corporal
Supply Depot Companies / Platoons
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 2 May 1916

ENGEL, Albert Edward

Service number NX47202
Private
General / Motor Transport Company/ies (WW2)
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 28 Dec 1919

GRADWELL, David Prenton

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

GALLAGHER, John Edward

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

WEIR, Samuel James

Service number VX63967
Private
2nd/29th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 22 Sep 1922

LINDQVIST, Leonard Roy

Service number SX11609
Private
8th Division Ammunition Sub-Park
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 9 Nov 1912

FORRESTER, Charles Henry

Service number NX67705
Private
2nd/19th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 18 Sep 1918

O'CONNOR, Hurtle Bernard

Service number VX47945
Corporal
2nd/5th Field Hygiene Section
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 3 Sep 1915

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