Clarence Albert LEEDHAM


LEEDHAM, Clarence Albert

Service Number: SX8097
Enlisted: 6 July 1940, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 2nd/10th Field Company
Born: Parkside, South Australia, 29 September 1901
Home Town: Glenelg, Holdfast Bay, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Sandakan POW camp, Borneo, 18 February 1945, aged 43 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave - Panel 5
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Glenelg and District WW1 & WW2 Honour Board, Labuan Memorial, Labuan Federal Territory, Malaysia
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World War 2 Service

6 Jul 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX8097, Adelaide, South Australia
7 Jul 1940: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX8097
18 Feb 1945: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Sapper, SN SX8097, 2nd/10th Field Company, Prisoners of War
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"SX8097 Sapper Clarence Albert Leedham, 2/10th Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers. 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 B Force. The 1494 POW's that made up B Force, were transported from Changi on 7 July 1942 on board the tramp ship Ubi Maru, arriving in Sandakan Harbour on 18 July 1942. Sapper Leedham, aged 43, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 18 February 1945. He was the son of Albert Edward and Martha Leedham, and the husband of Grace Ida Leedham, of Enmore, NSW. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 5..." - SOURCE (