Mervyn Horace CUNDY

CUNDY, Mervyn Horace

Service Number: SX6178
Enlisted: 21 June 1940
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Division Ammunition Sub-Park
Born: Williamstown, South Australia, 15 November 1914
Home Town: Greenock, Light, South Australia
Schooling: Greenock Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Illness whilst a Prisoner of the Japanese, Borneo, 4 October 1942, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Labuan War Cemetery
R. A. 5.
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Freeling WW2 Memorial, Freeling War Memorial, Greenock War Memorial Cairn
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World War 2 Service

21 Jun 1940: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SX6178, Army Training Units, Adelaide, SA
21 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SX6178
7 Dec 1941: Involvement Private, SX6178, 8th Division Ammunition Sub-Park, Malaya/Singapore, Captured at the Fall of Singapore. Subsequently moved to Borneo as part of 'B' Force.
4 Oct 1942: Involvement Private, 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.