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Allie Norman Ronald

 

Service Number NX48419 Death Date 12 June 1945 Place of Death Cause of Death prisoner of the Japanese Burial

 

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Tas. Paybook photograph, taken on enlistment, of NX48419 Lance Corporal Norman Ronald Allie, 2/19th 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 E Force. The 500 Australian and 500 British POW's who made up E Force, left Changi on 28 March 1943, on board the S.S. DeKlerk arriving at Berhala Island (adjacent to Sandakan Harbour ) on 15 April 1943. The POW's were held there until 5 June, when they were taken by barge to Sandakan . The next day they were transferred to the 8 Mile Camp, which was about half a mile from the B Force compound. Lance Corporal Allie, aged 26, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 12 June 1945. He was the son of Charles Mahomet Allie and Hilda Ruby Edith Allie, of Battery Point, Tas. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 12. (Photograph copied from AWM232, items 4 and 5. Personal information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Database.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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