Mervyn Horace CUNDY

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CUNDY, Mervyn Horace

Service Number: SX6178
Enlisted: 21 June 1940, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Division Ammunition Sub-Park
Born: Williamstown, South Australia, 15 November 1914
Home Town: Greenock, Light, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Illness whilst a Prisoner of the Japanese , Borneo, 4 October 1942, aged 27 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Freeling War Memorial, Greenock War Memorial Cairn
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World War 2 Service

21 Jun 1940: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN SX6178, Army Training Units, Adelaide, SA
7 Dec 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX6178, 8th Division Ammunition Sub-Park, Malaya/Singapore
4 Oct 1942: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX6178, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by Steve Larkins

He was the son of Stephen and Lucy Cundy, of Greenock, SA. He is buried in the Labuan Cemetery Section R, Row A, Plot 5.

Private Mervyn Horace Cundy, 8th Division Ammunition Sub-Park 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 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.

Private Cundy, aged 27, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 4 October 1942.

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