John Joseph CLISSOLD


CLISSOLD, John Joseph

Service Number: NX24769
Enlisted: 29 May 1941, Paddington, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Camden, New South Wales, 9 September 1909
Home Town: Wentworthville, Holroyd, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Machinist
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Borneo, 14 July 1945, aged 35 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

29 May 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX24769, Paddington, New South Wales
16 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore
14 Jul 1945: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX24769, 2nd/18th Infantry Battalion, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...NX24769 Private John Joseph Clissold, 2/18th 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 E Force. The 500 Australian and 500 British POW's who made up E Force, left Changi on 28 March 1943, on board the 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 Clissold, aged 35, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 14 July 1945. He was the son of James and Mary Clissold, of Wentworthville, NSW. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 10..." - SOURCE (