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James William BOYD (Private NX49963)
Birth: 4 Mar 1914 Melbourne VIC
Marriage: Elsie May CHESHAM 1941 Campbelltown NSW
Enlisted: 31 Oct 1941 Paddington NSW
Next of Kin: John Boyd
Unit: 2/20 Australian Infantry Battalion
Death: 16 May 1945 Borneo
POW: Sandakan Borneo
Cemetery: Labuan Memorial, Panel 13 Labuan War Cemetery Malaysia
Roll of Hon: Soldiers' Memorial Macarthur Park Camden
Private James William Boyd was one of over 2000 Allied prisoners of war 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. (Information and photo copied with permission from Australian War Memorial)
Private James William BOYD died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 16 May 1945 age 31.
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