Clyde ARCHARD

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ARCHARD, Clyde

Service Number: NX44381
Enlisted: 6 September 1941, Paddington, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kurri Kurri, New South Wales, 21 April 1921
Home Town: Nelson Bay, New South Wales
Schooling: Not known
Occupation: Fisherman
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Borneo, 14 July 1945, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave - Panel 10
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Nelson Bay War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

6 Sep 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX44381, Paddington, New South Wales
14 Jul 1945: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX44381, 2nd/18th Infantry Battalion, Prisoners of War

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Biography

Clyde ARCHARD was born on 21st April, 1921 at Kurri Kurri, New South Wales

His parents were Hugh Robert ARCHARD and Elizabeth Ann WEIR who married in NSW in 1916

His father Hugh Robert ARCHARD (SN 709) had served in WW1 & received the Military Medal & returned to Australia in 1919

His brother George Edward ARCHARD (SN NX45950) served in WW2 and was discharged in 1945

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ROLL OF HONOUR

ARCHARD - In loving memory of our dear father & brother, Sergeant H. R. Archard, died August 27, 1936 aged 44, also his son Private Clyde Archard died July 14, 1945, prisoner of war in Borneo.

"AS LONG AS LIFE REMAINS, WE WILL REMEMBER YOU"

Inserted by his two sons and mother, Nelson Bay

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was one of over 2,000 Allied prisoners of war 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, aboard 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. Private Archard died as a prisoner of the Japanese. He was 24 years of age.

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