Aubrey Clifford ZINN

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ZINN, Aubrey Clifford

Service Number: NX19562
Enlisted: 1 June 1940, Nyngan, New South Wales
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 2nd/6th Field Company
Born: Cape Town, South Africa, 29 November 1906
Home Town: Nyngan, Bogan, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Seaman
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Borneo, 20 November 1944, aged 37 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
(CWGC) Official Commemoration - Memorial Location: Panel 5, Labuan Memorial (within Labuan War Cemetery.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Labuan Memorial, Labuan Federal Territory, Malaysia
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World War 2 Service

1 Jun 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX19562, Nyngan, New South Wales
15 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore
20 Nov 1944: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Sapper, SN NX19562, 2nd/6th Field Company, Prisoners of War

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Biography

Aubrey Clifford ZINN was born in Capetown, South Africa on 29th November, 1906

His parents were Christian & Winifred ZINN

He enlisted in Nyngan , New South Wales on 28th May, 1940

He was a Sapper with the Royal Australian Engineers AIF 2/6  Field Company

He was one of over 2000 Allied Prisoners of War held in the Sandakan POW camp in North Boreno having been transferred there afer being captured in Java,  Sapper Zinn, aged 37 died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 20th November, 1944 in Labuan.

Cause of death was Malaria and Beri Beri

He is memoralised in the Labuan Memorial Maylasia , Panel 5

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