|Object type||Black & white - Film polyester negative|
|Place made||Borneo: North Borneo, Sandakan|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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'Sandakan-Ranau Death Marches Reward Mission. At the latter end of 1946, a military mission in ...
'Sandakan-Ranau Death Marches Reward Mission. At the latter end of 1946, a military mission in charge of Major H W S Jackson, representing the Australian Government, and Major R K Dyce, representing the British Government, was sent to British North Borneo to repay and reward the natives who aided and succoured the Australian prisoners of war during the infamous Sandakan-Ranau death marches. In addition to other military personnel, Mr C Simpson went as writer for the ABC and BBC, and Mr W MacFarlane as recording technician. The Mission retraced stretches of the actual Death March track, and in all travelled 185 miles on foot.' The grave of an Australian victim of the Japanese Forces. One of the many graves along the route of the Sandakan-Ranau Death Marches. This man was shot trying to escape and was buried by a native gardener near the 16 mile peg. The cross was erected by a Chinese.