Francis SINNAMON

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SINNAMON, Francis

Service Number: QX10094
Enlisted: 17 June 1940
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/10th Field Regiment
Born: Toowoomba, QLD, 25 April 1917
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Illness, Borneo, 7 June 1945, aged 28 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Labuan Memorial, Labuan, Malaysia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Sandakan Prisoner of War Memorial, Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW2, Toowoomba WW2 Roll of Honour Book, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Gunner, SN QX10094
17 Jun 1940: Enlisted
17 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN QX10094, 2nd/10th Field Regiment
7 Jun 1945: Discharged

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Gunner Francis Sinnamon QX10094 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 part of B Force. The 1494 POWs 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.  He is commemorated on Panel 3 of the Labuan Memorial