Camden Remembers
Soldiers' Memorial Macarthur Park
Colin Kenneth CHAPMAN (Private NX72773)
Camden RSL Flame Colin Kenneth CHAPMAN Birth: 1 Aug 1914 Prahran Melbourne VIC
Father: Kenneth William CHAPMAN (1890 - 1957)
Mother: Kate Isabella GELLION (1886 - )
Marriage: Joyce Rae ARNOLD, Liverpool NSW
Enlisted: 8 Apr 1941 Paddington NSW
Residence: The Oaks
Next of Kin: Joyce Chapman
Unit : 2/20 Australian Infantry Battalion
Death: 28 Jul 1945 Illness; Borneo
                   POW: Sandakan Borneo
                   Cemetery: Labuan War Cemetery Malaysia
                   Roll of Hon: Soldiers Memorial Macarthur Park Camden NSW

Private Colin Kenneth Chapman 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 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.
(Information and photo copied with permission from Australian War Memorial)

                   Private Colin Kenneth CHAPMAN died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 28 July 1945 age 30.