Thursday, August 12, 2010

Anniversary of Sandakan Death Marches

Kota Kinabalu: The Governor-General of Australia will represent the country at the 65th anniversary of the Sandakan Death Marches from Aug 14 to 16.

Quentin Bryce and Michael Bryce will join Malaysian dignitaries and more than 100 Australians, including former Sandakan Prisoners of War (PoWs), Russ Ewin and Lesley "Bunny" Glover, at a memorial ceremony at the Sandakan Memorial Park on Aug 15 (Sunday).

A total of 2,428 Australian and British Allied servicemen from the Sandakan Camp died during three marches between Sandakan and Ranau.

Of the 450 Allied servicemen in the first Death March between Sandakan and Ranau, only one British and five Australian soldiers survived.

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