Milton BROWN

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BROWN, Milton

Service Number: NX26267
Enlisted: 18 June 1940, Paddington, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/10th Field Ambulance
Born: Picton, New South Wales, 13 June 1914
Home Town: Goulburn, Goulburn Mulwaree, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Borneo, 20 June 1945, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Labuan War Cemetery
Plot 16, Row D, Grave 16
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

18 Jun 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX26267, Paddington, New South Wales
20 Jun 1945: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX26267, 2nd/10th Field Ambulance , Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...NX26267 Private Milton Brown, 2/10th Field Ambulance, Australian Army Medical 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 Brown, aged 31, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 20 June 1945. He was the son of George and Alice Brown and the husband of Sadie Irene Brown, of Goulburn, NSW. He is buried in the Labuan Cemetery Section 16, Row D, Plot 16..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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