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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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SINCLAIR, Ivan Alfred David

Service number NX53074
Corporal
2nd/10th Field Ambulance
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 20 Sep 1907

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KING, Charles Henry

Service number VX63472
Signaller
8th Division Signals
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 7 Sep 1903

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COOLING, Moritz Walter

Service number SX11762
Private
General / Motor Transport Companies
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 19 Jul 1904

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O'CONNOR, Arthur Henry

Service number NX7991
Private
2nd/19th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 4 Oct 1919

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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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FORRESTER, Charles Henry

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

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ZINN, Aubrey Clifford

Service number NX19562
Sapper
2nd/6th Field Company (Squadron) RAE
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 29 Nov 1906

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ADAM, James Clive

Service number NX30008
Private
2nd/20th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 20 Jan 1917

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