Historical information

Sandakan- Panali, North Borneo were the places of the infamous Sandakan death march. Thousands of allied POWS died. Aust lost 1787 men. Refer to the Australian War Memorial for details.

Physical description

Three black and white photographs taken just after WW2
.1) Photograph showing two signs, a gate post and barbed wire gate.
.2) Photograph of flat land, with an enormous number of white wooden crosses. The crosses in the foreground are marked unknown.
.3) photograph of flat land, with numerous white crosses. The foreground ones are marked unidentified P.W of unknown nationality

Inscriptions & markings

.1) Photograph of signs. “Sandakan War Cemetery
Turn off at Mile 7
Other sign “ Australian War graves at Mile 8”
Rear has a label. All three- Sandakan (North Bendigo) photo taken early June 1947 by H. Eisfelder.