John JACKSON

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JACKSON, John

Service Number: NX72749
Enlisted: 8 April 1941, Grafton, New South Wales
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: Australian Army Provost Corps (2nd AIF)
Born: Grafton, New South Wales, 28 April 1916
Home Town: Grafton, Clarence Valley, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm labourer
Died: Died of Illness (Pow of Japan), Borneo, 29 April 1945, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Labuan Memorial (Labuan War Cemetery)
No known grave - Panel 30
Memorials: Alumny Creek School & District WW2 Honour Roll (NSW), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Labuan Memorial
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World War 2 Service

8 Apr 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX72749, Grafton, New South Wales
16 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore
29 Apr 1945: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Corporal, SN NX72749, Australian Army Provost Corps (2nd AIF), Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...NX72749 Acting Corporal John Jackson, 8th Divisional Provost Company, Australian Army Provost 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. Acting Corporal Jackson, aged 29, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 29 April 1945. He was the son of Kathleen Jackson. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 30..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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