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Ferris George Raymond

 

 

Tas. Paybook photograph, taken on enlistment, of TX4456 Driver George Raymond Ferris, 2/3rd Motor Ambulance 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. Driver Ferris, aged 48, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 22 March 1945. He was the son of Charles Henry and Edith Percy Ferris, and the husband of Dorothy Vivienne Ferris, of Neutral Bay , NSW. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 22. (Photograph copied from AWM232, items 4 and 5. Personal information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Database.)

 

 

 

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