THE BORNEO POW STORY

Proudly presented by the Borneo POW Relatives Association of Western Australia Inc

Welcome to our website. Within this site we have brought together many stories, articles, drawings, photographs and memorabilia that tell of the horrors during World War Two where over 3000 Allied Servicemen died as Prisoners of War at Borneo under such atrocious and barbaric conditions. The shocking events that occurred at Sandakan, on the Ranau Death Marches and at Kuching, Jesselton and other locations will never be fully told or understood. We dedicate this site to these brave men and to the many people of Borneo who tried to assist in so many ways. These events happened over sixty years ago but the story must continue to be told. We also do hope that the details and stories within does assist to ensure that others will never suffer the same fate as these POW Servicemen. God Rest Their Souls!


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This site is a work in progress and articles will commence to be added from October 2006. Where the article already has content it is indicated in the index below by the description text being displayed in RED. Where no content exists to date the description text is in BLACK. Many more sections to follow during 2006.

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Borneo POW Main Homepage - this page
Details of our Association, Office Bearers and Contact Details
Online Editions of our Bi-Monthly Newsletter with numerous articles of interest (PDF files)
Individual Profiles of Borneo Prisoners of War submitted by family members and the public
Various written Articles by Bill Young including drawings, paintings, poems, stories and books
A collection of poems relating to Borneo POWs
Various drawings by the POWs and family members
Nominal rolls and photographs of Australian and British POWs who were in Borneo
Various maps of Sandakan and the Ranau Death Marches
The detailed story of three Western Australian mates who tried to make it home
The fall of Singapore to the Japanese and details of the various POW 'Forces'
The first group to Sandakan
The second group to Sandakan
The arrival, location and movement of other POWs in Borneo
The Civilian POW Camp at Berhala and later the Camp for those POWs of 'E Force'
Attempted POW escapes from Borneo
The story behind the escape attempts and the relocation of the Officers to Kuching
The story of the Kuching POW Camp
The story of the Sandakan POW Camp
The story of the Ranau Death Marches and at Ranau
Stories/Photos of the local Chinese, Malay and European Population who assisted the POWs
The story of Jack Sue and his Special Z Force Associates in Borneo
Details of those members of the Imperial Japanese Army who were held responsible
Photographs and Articles on Sandakan Day in Western Australia since 2001
Memorials at Sabah, Sarawak and Australia dedicated to the POWs & Heroes who died in Borneo
Photos of the Graves and Memorials for the POWs at Labuan Island
Sandakan Memorial Park in memory of those POWs who died at Sandakan and on the Marches
Borneo POW Relatives Assn of WA involvement in Anzac Day and Dawn Services
Stories from people who have made the pilgrimage to Borneo
Article and Photographs on the Borneo Exhibition held in Western Australia
List of known books and publications relating to Borneo POWs or with Borneo POW content
Links to other websites that include content on Borneo POWs

Webmaster & Site Management
         by Allan Cresswell
                   
               Allan 1973

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