Malaysia - Ranau - Kundasang War Memorial | Atlas Obscura - Over 1,000 Australian and British Prisoners of War perished in Sandakan, Malaysia during the three death marches from the Sandakan POW Camp to Ranau, Malaysia during World War II. A mere 6 men survived, all of them Australian soldiers who had escaped.
Australian War Memorial Park A must-visit in Kundasang is the Kundasang War Memorial which was established in 1962, this was one of the first memorial to honour the brave Australian and British Prisoners of War who perished in Sandakan during the notorious death marches to Ranau during World War II.
Sandakan Sabah Malaysia British North Borneo stamp overprint 1909
Sandakan camp - The Sandakan camp, also known as Sandakan POW Camp (Malay: Kem Tawanan Perang Sandakan) was a prisoner-of-war camp established during World War II by the Japanese in Sandakan in the Malaysian state of Sabah. This site has gained notoriety as the Sandakan Death Marches started from here. Now, part of the former site houses the Sandakan Memorial Park.In May 1945, the Japanese finally decided to close the POW camp.
Lance Bombardier Moxham was taken POW in Malaya, subsequently being imprisoned at Sandakan, North Borneo. He was one of only six survivors from 1100 prisoners forced to undertake the infamous death marches from Sandakan to Ranau which began on 28 Jan 1945. Lance Bombardier Moxham escaped from Ranau with Private Keith Botterill, Private Nelson A. E. Short and Private F. D. Anderson, who died on 29 July 1945 in the jungle. 041486 | AWM