|Object type||Black & white - Film copy negative|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Qld. Paybook photograph, taken on enlistment, of QX22054 Corporal John William Seeley, 2/29th ...
Qld. Paybook photograph, taken on enlistment, of QX22054 Corporal John William Seeley, 2/29th Battalion, Australian Infantry. 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. Corporal Seeley, aged 25, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 5 June 1945. He was the son of James and Janet Seeley, of New Farm, Qld. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 15. (Photograph copied from AWM232, items 4 and 5. Personal information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Database.)