Portrait of NX19750 Lance Bombardier William D. Moxham of 2/15 Field Regiment and Toongabbie, ...

Accession Number 041486
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 5x4" safety base
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made May 1947
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Portrait of NX19750 Lance Bombardier William D. Moxham of 2/15 Field Regiment and Toongabbie, NSW. Lance Bombardier Moxham was taken prisoner of war in Malaya, subsequently being imprisoned at Sandakan, North Borneo. He was one of only six survivors from 1100 prisoners forced to undertake the infamous death marches from Sandakan to Ranau which began on 28 January 1945. Lance Bombardier Moxham escaped from Ranau with NX42191 Private Keith Botterill, 2/19 Battalion, of Katoomba, NSW; NX58617 Private Nelson A. E. Short, 2/18 Battalion, of Woolahra, NSW and QX6866 Private F. D. Anderson, of Kelvin Grove, Qld, who died on 29 July 1945 in the jungle.