William Edward BOARD

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BOARD, William Edward

Service Number: NX68405
Enlisted: 4 March 1941, Paddington, New South Wales
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 2nd/3rd Motor Ambulance Convoy
Born: Parramatta, New South Wales, 11 November 1898
Home Town: Ashfield, Ashfield, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Driver & Mechanic
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Borneo, 11 September 1942, aged 43 years
Cemetery: Labuan War Cemetery
Section Q, Row A, Plot 15
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

4 Mar 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Paddington, New South Wales
4 Jun 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX68405, 2nd/3rd Motor Ambulance Convoy, Australia's Northern Periphery
7 Dec 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Driver, SN NX68405, 2nd/3rd Motor Ambulance Convoy, Malaya/Singapore
16 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Prisoners of War, Transferred to B Force Sandakan

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Biography

"...NX68405 Driver William Edward Board, 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. Driver Board, aged 44, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 11 September 1942. He was the son of Edward Henry and Emily Finn Board and the husband of Florence Louise Board, of Ashfield, NSW. He is buried in the Labuan Cemetery Section Q, Row A, Plot 15..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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