Service Number: NX45168
Enlisted: 18 June 1940, Newcastle, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/10th Field Ambulance
Born: West Wallsend, New South Wales, Australia, 9 October 1902
Home Town: Morisset, Lake Macquarie Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Male nurse
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Borneo, 5 June 1945, aged 42 years
Cemetery: Labuan War Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Private, SN NX45168
18 Jun 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX45168, Newcastle, New South Wales
5 Jun 1945: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX45168, 2nd/10th Field Ambulance , Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...NX45168 Private Robert Pallister, 2/10th Field Ambulance, Australian Army Medical 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. Private Pallister, aged 42, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 5 June 1945. He was the son of John Robert and Esther Ann Pallister, and the husband of Margaret Brown Pallister, of Lambton, NSW."SOURCE (