|Object type||Black & white - Film copy negative|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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NSW. Paybook photograph, taken on enlistment, of NX25394 Private John William Martin, No. 1 ...
NSW. Paybook photograph, taken on enlistment, of NX25394 Private John William Martin, No. 1 Company, Australian Army Service 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. Private Martin, aged 27, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 13 February 1945. He was the son of William Henry and Gwendoline Lorimer Martin, of Warrawee, NSW. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 24. (Photograph copied from AWM232, items 4 and 5. Personal information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Database.)