|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 NX47215 Private Frederick Henry Woods, 2/10th ...
NSW. Paybook photograph, taken on enlistment, of NX47215 Private Frederick Henry Woods, 2/10th Ordnance Workshop, Australian Corps of Electrical & Mechanical Engineers. 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 Woods, aged 32, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 6 July 1945. He was the son of George Henry and Bertha Blanche Woods, of Glendon Brook, NSW. 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.)