The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Dunn
First Name:
Charles Henry
Nick Name:
Charlie
Rank:
Corporal
Regimental #:
WX8092
Company:
Attached 2/4th, Australian Army Postal Corps
Enlisted:
16.08.1940
DOB:
11.09.1899
Place of Birth:
Staplehurst, Kent, England
Father's Name:
Not Known
Mothers's Name:
Not Known
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Dairyhand
Memorial:
Epitaph, Labuan Memorial, Panel 31, Age 44.
Singapore:
Selarang Carnp Changi
Force:
'B' Force Borneo
POW#:
190
Cause of Death:
Malaria
Place of Death:
Sandakan No. 1 Camp
Date of Death:
21.03.1945

General Description

Charles Dunn aged 25 years arrived Fremantle from London on Moreton Bay on 15.2.1924. His occupation was porter.

In 1925 he was recorded working and living at Kellerberrin as a Farmhand for L.B. Maddison.

Charles Dunn married Doris Kendrick in 1929 and they had several daughters.

Prior to enlisting Charles and Doris were living in Bayswater where he was employed as a dairyhand.

Charles Henry Dunn
A very fit looking Charles Dunn.

 

Dunn Charles Henry WX8092

 

Dunn 1 West Australian (Perth, WA _ 1879 - 1954), Saturday 3 November 1945, page 1 (1)

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‘Charlie’ Dunn was selected in Singapore with ‘B ‘Force Borneo.

Please read further about ‘B’ Force.

It was reported Dunn was ill with malaria at Sandakan No. 1 Camp and bayoneted by Japanese guards. This record has not been officially confirmed.  Charles was 44 years old.

His name is included at the Epitaph, Labuan Memorial, Sabah, Panel 31 as well as the Sandakan Memorial at Boyup Brook and the POW Memorial Wall at Ballarat, Victoria.

Please read further about Sandakan

and an overview of the Marches

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Sandakan - Borneo ***
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