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A window commemorates the servicemen who perished in the Sandakan prisoner of war (POW)  death camps and also those who persihed in the death marches in Borneo during World War Two. The window was dedicated by Bishop Keith Slater. 

The Sandakan Death Marches were a series of forced marches in Borneo from Sandakan to Ranau which resulted in the deaths of more than 3,600 Indonesian civilian slave labourers and 2,400 Allied prisoners of war held captive by the Empire of Japan during the Pacific campaign of World War Two at prison camps in North Borneo.

By the end of the war, of all the prisoners who had been incarcerated at Sandakan and Ranau, only six Australians survived, all of whom had escaped. It is widely considered to be the single worst atrocity suffered by Australian servicemen during World War Two.


Address:Zadoc Street, Warriors Chapel, St Andrew`s Anglican Church, Lismore , 2480
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.805409
Long: 153.279884
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:Conflict


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2012
Source: DVA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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