John Henry (Jack) SOLOMON


SOLOMON, John Henry

Service Number: NX51847
Enlisted: 28 June 1940, Paddington, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 29 May 1908
Home Town: Glebe, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Motor driver
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Borneo, 11 February 1945, aged 36 years
Cemetery: Labuan War Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

28 Jun 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX51847, Paddington, New South Wales
29 Jun 1940: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX51847
16 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore
11 Feb 1945: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX51847, 2nd/20th Infantry Battalion, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...NX51847 Private John Henry (Jack) Solomon, 2/20 Battalion, of Glebe, NSW. He was one of over 2000 Allied prisoners of war (POW) of the Japanese held in the Sandakan POW camp in north Borneo, having been transferred there from Singapore as a part of B Force. The 1494 POWs that made up B Force, were transported from Changi on 7 July 1942 on board the ship Ubi Maru, arriving in Sandakan Harbour on 18 July 1942. Pte Solomon, aged 36, died of illness on 11 February 1945. He was the son of Joseph and Martha Rose Solomon, of Annandale, NSW. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 14." - SOURCE (