Service Number: NX39588
Enlisted: 24 July 1941, Paddington, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ashfield, New South Wales, 19 April 1912
Home Town: Ashfield, Ashfield, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Brickmaker
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Borneo, 16 February 1945, aged 32 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Labuan Memorial, Labuan Federal Territory, Malaysia
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World War 2 Service

24 Jul 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX39588, Paddington, New South Wales
16 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore
16 Feb 1945: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX39588, 2nd/18th Infantry Battalion, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...NX39588 Private Jack Kline, 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 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 Kline, aged 32, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 16 February 1945. He was the son of Alfred and Ruby Kline, and the husband of Ruby May Kline, of Ashfield, NSW. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 11..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)