Cecil Roy FUSS


FUSS, Cecil Roy

Service Number: SX9391
Enlisted: 20 July 1940, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 4th Reserve Motor Transport Company
Born: Moonta, South AUstralia, 28 March 1900
Home Town: Moonta, Copper Coast, South Australia
Schooling: Monta Mines Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Malaysia, 17 March 1945, aged 44 years
Cemetery: Labuan War Cemetery
No known grave
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Lameroo Oval Memorial Gates, Moonta Mines Public School Honour Roll WW2
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World War 2 Service

20 Jul 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX9391, Adelaide, South Australia
16 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore
17 Mar 1945: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Lance Corporal, SN SX9391, 4th Reserve Motor Transport Company, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by Paul O'Bree

"...SX9391 Lance Corporal Cecil Roy Fuss, 4th Reserve Motor Transport Company, Australian Army Service Corps. He was one of over 2000 Allied prisoners of war (POW) held in the Sandakan POW camp in north Borneo, having been transferred there from Singapore as a part of E Force. The 500 Australian and 500 British POW's who made up E Force, left Changi on 28 March 1943, on board the S.S. DeKlerk arriving at Berhala Island (adjacent to Sandakan Harbour) on 15 April 1943. The POW's were held there until 5 June, when they were taken by barge to Sandakan. The next day they were transferred to the 8 Mile Camp, which was about half a mile from the B Force compound. Lance Corporal Fuss, aged 44, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 17 March 1945. He was the son of Frederick Charles and Annie Marie Fuss, and the husband of Stella Fuss, of Lameroo, SA. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 21..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)