SANDAKAN MEMORIAL PARK TURRAMURRA NSW
On the left is a photograph of the Sandakan Memorial at Turrumurra NSW. This memorial was erected in 1989 and was the first Sandakan Memorial in Australia.
This plaque was unveiled by
Stuart J Doyle
On the left are photographs taken in 1989 at the Dedication Service. The first photograph is of Beverley Lyn (who lost her father and uncle at Borneo), Keith Botterill (one of the six who escaped), Maureen Devereaux (who lost her brother in Borneo) and Owen Campbell (one of the six who escaped).
The second photograph is of Mary Wilkins (wife of Tony who is in the next photo), Nelson Short (one of the six who escaped), and Nelson's wife, Colleen Short, at the Dedication Service.
The third photograph is of Tony Wilkins who was with the 2/12 Battalion that was part of the liberation forces at Labuan. Notice that surrounding gardens are somewhat different to that of the more recent photograph at the top.
Photographs courtesy Frank Murray of Sydney.
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