Roy BAGUST

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BAGUST, Roy

Service Number: NX29073
Enlisted: 13 June 1941, Paddington, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/19th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 21 October 1919
Home Town: Rooty Hill, Blacktown, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Borneo, 18 July 1945, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Labuan Memorial (Labuan War Cemetery)
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Labuan Memorial
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World War 2 Service

13 Jun 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX29073, Paddington, New South Wales
16 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore
18 Jul 1945: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX29073, 2nd/19th Infantry Battalion, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by Lynette Forde

"...NX29073 Private Roy Herbert Bagust, 2/19th Battalion, Australian Infantry. 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 Bagust, aged 23, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 18 July 1945. He was the son of George Bernard and Ada Sabina Bagust, of St. Mary's, NSW. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 12." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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