Stephen Donald DUFFY


DUFFY, Stephen Donald

Service Number: NX72698
Enlisted: 8 April 1941, Paddington, New South Wales
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Thornleigh, New South Wales, 12 December 1916
Home Town: Leycester, Lismore Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Borneo, 19 March 1945, aged 28 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave - Panel 9, Labuan Memorial, Labuan, Malaysia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Kyogle and Districts WW2 Honour Roll, Labuan Memorial, Labuan Federal Territory, Malaysia, Lismore St. Andrew's Anglican Church Sandakan Memorial Plaque, Lismore Terania Shire Honour Roll, Rock Valley & District WW2 Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

8 Apr 1941: Enlisted Private, SN NX72698, Paddington, New South Wales
8 Apr 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, SN NX72698, 2nd/18th Infantry Battalion
7 Dec 1941: Involvement Corporal, SN NX72698, 2nd/18th Infantry Battalion, Malaya/Singapore
15 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore
19 Mar 1945: Involvement Corporal, SN NX72698, 2nd/18th Infantry Battalion, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...NX72698 Corporal Stephen Donald Duffy, 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. Corporal Duffy, aged 28, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 19 March 1945. He was the son of Arnold John and Margare Duffy, of Kyogle, NSW. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 9..." - SOURCE (