Vic. Paybook photograph, taken on enlistment, of VX32185 Private Stuart Harold White, No. 2 ...

Accession Number P02468.352
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film copy negative
Copyright

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Description

Vic. Paybook photograph, taken on enlistment, of VX32185 Private Stuart Harold White, No. 2 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 White, aged 25, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 6 February 1945. He was the son of Gilbert George and Nancye White, of Toorak, Vic. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 25. (Photograph copied from AWM232, items 4 and 5. Personal information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Database.)