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Location Sandakan Park, Abel Street, Boyup Brook, Western Australia, Australia
Type memorial
Description

Granite plinth on four shaped, sawn granite bases. There are four bronze name panels at the base and a bronze panel on top of the granite centerpiece.

In 1991, Ted McLaughlin, an ex-POW of the Japanese and a resident of Boyup Brook in Western Australia erected a memorial in Boyup Brook in memory of three of his friends who had died at Sandakan, and to all those who had perished in Borneo. To Ted’s surprise, over 200 people turned up, many from hundreds of kilometres away, for the dedication of the memorial. Boyup Brook was the first place in Australia to erect a Sandakan Memorial. In September 1993, over 300 came to Boyup Brook for a Sandakan Memorial Service. This led to the erection and dedication of an even larger memorial on 14 th September 1994. Its centrepiece is the original Memorial erected by Mr E. McLaughlin in 1991. This memorial now contains the names of all those Western Australian soldiers who had died at Sandakan.
Location:
Sandakan Park, Abel St, bBehind Shire Council Offices at Boyup Brook Western Australia
Description:
Granite plinth on four shaped, sawn granite bases. There are four bronze name panels at the base and a bronze panel on top of the granite centerpiece.
Inscription:
1942 to 1945
This memorial commemorates the 2000 Australians who died as Prisoners of the Japanese at Sandakan Camp, and on the Death March to Ranau in North Borneo during 1944 to 1945. Of the 2500 Australian and British P.O.W in Sandakan only 6 survived.
Recorded are the names of the 130 West Australian POWs who died in Borneo.
On the plaque is a map of the South China Sea area, showing where these acts took place, covering Borneo, North Borneo and Labuan Areas.
Description:
Granite plinth on four shaped, sawn granite bases. There are four bronze name panels at the base and a bronze panel on top of the granite centerpiece.
Inscription:
1942 to 1945
A Remembrance Service is held at Boyup Brook on the second Tuesday in September every year.

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SANDAKAN -RANAU
NORTH BORNEO
1942 - 1945
This memorial commemorates the 2000 Australians who died as Prisoners of the Japanese at Sandakan Camp, and on the death march to Ranau in North Borneo during 1944 to 1945. Of the 2500 Australian and British P.O.W in Sandakan only 6 survived.
Recorded are the names of the 130 West Australian P.O.Ws who died in Borneo. Its centrepiece is the original Memorial erected by Mr E. McLaughlin in Boyup Brook in 1991

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Names

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BEAZLEY, James Douglas

Service number WX6222
Sapper
2nd/6th Field Park Company
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 4 Apr 1913

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ATTENBOROUGH, Arthur Richard

Service number WX7444
Private
2nd/4th Machine Gun Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 16 Mar 1917

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BLEWETT, Cecil Bertie

Service number WX8159
Lance Sergeant
2nd/6th Field Park Company
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 5 Aug 1901

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WILSON, Ronald Matthew

Service number WX8438
Staff Sergeant
2nd/4th Machine Gun Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 30 Dec 1910

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ARMSTRONG, Frank

Service number WX7717
Lance Corporal
2nd/4th Machine Gun Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 21 Aug 1912

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HALY, Standish O'Grady

Service number WX14830
Private
2nd/4th Machine Gun Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 25 Jan 1916

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