Lionel Aloysius DARRAGH

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DARRAGH, Lionel Aloysius

Service Number: NX69767
Enlisted: 11 March 1941, Paddington, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kyogle, New South Wales, 7 June 1919
Home Town: Ghinnighi, Kyogle, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm labourer
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan) Sandakan, Borneo, 20 June 1945, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Labuan Memorial
No known grave - Panel 10
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Labuan Memorial
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World War 2 Service

11 Mar 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX69767, Paddington, New South Wales
20 Jun 1945: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX69767, 2nd/18th Infantry Battalion, Prisoners of War

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Biography

Lionel Aloysius DARRAGH was born on 7th June, 1919 in Kyogle, NSW

His parents were William Charles DARRAGH and Mary Rose BYRNE

He enlisted  with the Army on 11th March, 1941 as a Private - his last posting was with the 2/18th Australian Infantry Battalion- Service no. NX69767

Listed as missing in Malaysia  1st April, 1942 and 4th October 1943 and was in  Borneo Camp 16th October 1944

He died on 20th June 1945 and is buried somewhere along the track between Sandakan and Ranau  while a prisoner of the Japanese

His name is listed at the Labuan War Memorial, Malaysia

DEDICATION PAGE

http://www.roll-of-honour.org.uk/atrocities/sandakan/D/html/da_database_5.htm (www.roll-of-honour.org.uk)

COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2561617/DARRAGH,%20LIONEL%20ALOYSIUS (www.cwgc.org)

 

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