James Gregory Ryan, 19161945 (aged 29 years)

Ryan, James Gregory (abt 1916-1945)
Name
James Gregory /Ryan/
Given names
James Gregory
Surname
Ryan
Birth about 1916 29

Death April 18, 1945 (aged 29 years)
Text:

Gunner James Gregory Ryan, 2/15th Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery. 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 E Force. The 500 Australian and 500 British POW's who made up E Force, left Changi on 28 March 1943, on board the S.S. DeKlerk arriving at Berhala Island (adjacent to Sandakan Harbour) on 15 April 1943. The POW's were held there until 5 June, when they were taken by barge to Sandakan. The next day they were transferred to the 8 Mile Camp, which was about half a mile from the B Force compound. Gunner Ryan, aged 29, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 18 April 1945. He was the son of Oswald Joseph and Daisy Alice Ryan, of Redfern, NSW. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 4. (Photograph copied from AWM232, items 4 and 5. Personal information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Database.)

Family with parents
father
1966
Birth:
Death: 1966Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18871963
Birth: 1887 34 28Balmain, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1963Marrickville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: 1905Newtown, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder brother
19061953
Birth: 1906 19St Peters, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 22, 1953Tempe, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
elder sister
Ryan, Hilda Marie (1910-1991)
19101991
Birth: about 1910 23Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 5, 1991Cudmirrah, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder brother
19111932
Birth: about 1911 24
Death: September 29, 1932Tamworth, North West Slopes and Plains, New South Wales, Australia
6 years
himself
Ryan, James Gregory (abt 1916-1945)
19161945
Birth: about 1916 29
Death: April 18, 1945Sandakan, Borneo
DeathAustralian War Memorial. Australian War Memorial. Search for a person [database on-line]
Text:

Gunner James Gregory Ryan, 2/15th Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery. 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 E Force. The 500 Australian and 500 British POW's who made up E Force, left Changi on 28 March 1943, on board the S.S. DeKlerk arriving at Berhala Island (adjacent to Sandakan Harbour) on 15 April 1943. The POW's were held there until 5 June, when they were taken by barge to Sandakan. The next day they were transferred to the 8 Mile Camp, which was about half a mile from the B Force compound. Gunner Ryan, aged 29, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 18 April 1945. He was the son of Oswald Joseph and Daisy Alice Ryan, of Redfern, NSW. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 4. (Photograph copied from AWM232, items 4 and 5. Personal information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Database.)