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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.

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BATES, Albert Edward Raymond

Service number NX68983
2nd/20th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 2 Nov 1920

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KELLY, Samuel Joseph

Service number NX40710
2nd/18th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 1 May 1908

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DARRAGH, Lionel Aloysius

Service number NX69767
2nd/18th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 7 Jun 1919

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RUDWICK, Alfred John

Service number VX102007
"Z" Special Unit
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 28 Jan 1921

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BEEL, Frederick Francis

Service number VX26813
2nd/21st Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 28 Mar 1900

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VARLEY, Arthur Leslie

Service number NX35005
Born 13 Oct 1893

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ADAM, James Clive

Service number NX30008
2nd/20th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 20 Jan 1917

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BUSHELL, Ross Ferguson

Service number SX10450
8th Division Salvage Unit
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 15 Aug 1920

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