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William Edward Douglas

Male Abt 1912 - 1945  (~ 33 years)

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  • Name William Edward Douglas 
    Born Abt 1912 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jun 1945  Borneo Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I33789  My Genealogy

    Father Charles Kenneth Douglas,   b. Bef 1912,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary Cathrine Bartley,   b. Bef 1912,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F12193  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • QX2431 Private William Edward Douglas, 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 Douglas, aged 32, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 20 June 1945. He was the son of Charles Kenneth and Mary Cathrine Bartley Douglas, of Pyrmont, NSW. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 23.