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John Morton CODLIN (Sergeant NX68401)
Birth: 6 Jul 1909 Narellan NSW
Father: John CODLIN
Mother: Ada Beatrice Maud FRYER (26 Aug 1886 - 13 Jun 1955)
Marriage: Alice Hazel Grace TOWNE, 1933 Katoomba NSW
Enlisted: 27 Feb 1941 Paddington NSW
Residence: Coogee NSW
Next of Kin: Alice Codlin
Unit: AA Pay Corps 8 Div Comd Pay Office
Death: 6 Aug 1945 Illness; Borneo
Cemetery: Labuan Memorial Labuan War Cemetery Malaysia
Sergeant John Morton Codlin 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)
Sergeant John Morton CODLIN died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 6 August 1945 age 36.
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