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ID number P02467.908
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film copy negative

Description

NSW. Paybook photograph, taken on enlistment, of NX72749 Acting Corporal John Jackson, 8th Divisional Provost Company, Australian Army Provost 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. Acting Corporal Jackson, aged 29, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 29 April 1945. He was the son of Kathleen Jackson. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 30. (Photograph copied from AWM232, items 4 and 5. Personal information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Database.)