John Black, 18981945 (aged 46 years)

Black, John (1898-1945)
Name
John /Black/
Given names
John
Surname
Black
Birth June 19, 1898 35 33
MarriageRuth Stella BaldickView this family
1927 (aged 28 years)
Military
World War II
March 3, 1941 (aged 42 years)
Note: John enlisted in the Australian Army on 3 Mar 1941 at Paddington. His posting was the 2/3 Motor Ambulance Convoy. 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 Black, aged 46, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 24 March 1945.
Death March 24, 1945 (aged 46 years)
Burial
Address: Jalan Tanjong Batu Road
Cemetery: Lauuan War Cemetery
Note: John Black's name is located at panel 79 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. He also is remembered at Panel 22 of the Labuan Memorial, in the Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia. The Labuan Memorial was primarily intended to commemorate the officers and men of the Australian Army and Air Force who died while prisoners of war in Borneo and the Philippines from 1942 to 1945 and during the 1945 operations for the recovery of Borneo, and have no known grave. Subsequently it was found that a number of men belonging to the local forces of North Borneo, Sarawak and Brunei who were killed on war service also have no known grave, and they too are honoured here. Men of the Royal Australian Navy who lost their lives in the south-western Pacific region, and have no grave but the sea, are commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial in England, along with many of their comrades of the Royal Navy and of other Commonwealth Naval Forces. This memorial consists of a colonnade forming a forecourt immediately inside the wrought iron gates of the main entrance to the cemetery. On the inner faces of the pillars are bronze panels on which are engraved the names of those whom it honours and the dedicatory inscription is on the frieze facing the entrance. Some of those whose names appear on the memorial are undoubtedly buried in unidentified graves in this cemetery.
Family with parents
father
18631954
Birth: June 18, 1863 57 41Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1954Burwood, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
mother
1864
Birth: July 11, 1864 14Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
Marriage
Marriage: 1891Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder sister
1894
Birth: January 17, 1894 30 29Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
5 years
himself
Black, John (1898-1945)
18981945
Birth: June 19, 1898 35 33Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 24, 1945Borneo, New Guinea
Family with Ruth Stella Baldick
himself
Black, John (1898-1945)
18981945
Birth: June 19, 1898 35 33Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 24, 1945Borneo, New Guinea
wife
18991936
Birth: 1899 28Petersham, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1936Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: 1927Woollahra, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Military

John enlisted in the Australian Army on 3 Mar 1941 at Paddington. His posting was the 2/3 Motor Ambulance Convoy. 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 Black, aged 46, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 24 March 1945.

Burial

John Black's name is located at panel 79 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. He also is remembered at Panel 22 of the Labuan Memorial, in the Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia. The Labuan Memorial was primarily intended to commemorate the officers and men of the Australian Army and Air Force who died while prisoners of war in Borneo and the Philippines from 1942 to 1945 and during the 1945 operations for the recovery of Borneo, and have no known grave. Subsequently it was found that a number of men belonging to the local forces of North Borneo, Sarawak and Brunei who were killed on war service also have no known grave, and they too are honoured here. Men of the Royal Australian Navy who lost their lives in the south-western Pacific region, and have no grave but the sea, are commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial in England, along with many of their comrades of the Royal Navy and of other Commonwealth Naval Forces. This memorial consists of a colonnade forming a forecourt immediately inside the wrought iron gates of the main entrance to the cemetery. On the inner faces of the pillars are bronze panels on which are engraved the names of those whom it honours and the dedicatory inscription is on the frieze facing the entrance. Some of those whose names appear on the memorial are undoubtedly buried in unidentified graves in this cemetery.