Albert ANDERSON

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ANDERSON, Albert

Service Number: NX69261
Enlisted: 7 March 1941, Paddingon, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/3rd Motor Ambulance Convoy
Born: Paddington, New South Wales, 26 July 1905
Home Town: Glebe, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Borneo, 11 May 1945, aged 39 years
Cemetery: Labuan Memorial (Labuan War Cemetery)
No known grave - Panel 22, also Roll of Honour, Glebe, New South Wales
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Labuan Memorial
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World War 2 Service

7 Mar 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX69261, Paddingon, New South Wales
11 May 1945: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX69261, 2nd/3rd Motor Ambulance Convoy, Prisoners of War

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Biography

Son of Andrew and Amelia Maria Anderson; husband of Doris May Rose Anderson, of Glebe Point, New South Wales

"...NX69261 Private Albert Anderson, 2/3rd Motor Ambulance 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 Anderson, aged 39, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 11 May 1945. He was the son of Andrew and Amelia Maria Anderson, and the husband of Doris May Rose Anderson, of Glebe Point, NSW. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 22..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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