John Thomas (Jack) BOLLARD


BOLLARD, John Thomas

Service Number: NX28142
Enlisted: 4 May 1940, Paddington, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/30th Infantry Battalion
Born: Grafton, New South Wales, Australia, 13 February 1905
Home Town: Casino, Richmond Valley, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Railway employee
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Borneo, 27 March 1945, aged 40 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Labuan Memorial - Panel 17, Labuan Memorial, Labuan, Malaysia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Labuan Memorial, Labuan Federal Territory, Malaysia
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World War 2 Service

4 May 1940: Enlisted Private, SN NX28142, Paddington, New South Wales
4 May 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN NX28142, 2nd/30th Infantry Battalion
27 Mar 1945: Involvement Private, SN NX28142, 2nd/30th Infantry Battalion, Prisoners of War

Obituary - Pte. Jack Bollard

"The death occurred on March 27, 1945, at Sandakan prisoner of war camp, Borneo, of Pte. Jack Bollard, who was well-known in the district. Before enlisting he was employed by the Railway Department. He was stationed at Casino for several years and made many friends there. The late Pte. Bollard was the youngest son of Mrs. Elizabeth and the late John Bollard of Carr's Creek. He is survived by his wife and one son." – Grafton Daily Examiner 10 Nov 1945

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...NX28142 Private John Thomas Bollard, 2/30th 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 Bollard, aged 44, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 27 March 1945. He was the son of John Thomas Bollard and Elizabeth Bollard, and the husband of Louisa Caroline Bollard, of Coutts Crossing, NSW. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 17..." - SOURCE (