|Object type||Black & white - Film copy negative|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Vic. Paybook photograph, taken on enlistment, of VX62741 Private Henry Ross Sampson, 2/10th ...
Vic. Paybook photograph, taken on enlistment, of VX62741 Private Henry Ross Sampson, 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 Sampson, aged 24, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 23 March 1945. He was the son of Henry Ross Sampson and Mary Blanche Sampson, of Brunswick, Vic. 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.)