Stanley Cyril GEMMILL

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GEMMILL, Stanley Cyril

Service Number: NX54810
Enlisted: 18 November 1941, Paddington, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Basingstone, England, 13 May 1916
Home Town: Gerringong, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Borneo, 2 June 1945, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Labuan Memorial (Labuan War Cemetery)
No known grave - Panel 14
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Labuan Memorial, Labuan Federal Territory, Malaysia
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World War 2 Service

18 Nov 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX54810, Paddington, New South Wales
2 Jun 1945: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX54810, 2nd/20th Infantry Battalion, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...NX54810 Private Stanley Cyril Gemmill, 2/20th 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 Gemmill, aged 29, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 2 June 1945. He was the husband of Mrs A. Gemmill, of Omega, NSW. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 14..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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