Camden Remembers
Soldiers' Memorial Macarthur Park
Robert James AULD (Private NX31973)
Camden RSL Flame Robert James AULD (Private NX31973) Birth: 7 Oct 1914 Camden NSW
Father: Robert Henry AULD (abt 1888 - 30 Apr 1972)
Mother: Clara SHARMAN (abt 1889 - 23 May 1927)
Marriage: Phyllis Doreen KERSWELL, 1940 Camden NSW
Enlisted: 13 Jun 1940 Paddington NSW
Residence: Camden NSW
Next of Kin: Robert Auld
Unit: 2/20 Australian Infantry Battalion
Death: 5 Jun 1945 Borneo
                   POW: Sandakan Borneo
                   Cemetery: Labuan Memorial (Panel 13); Labuan War Cemetery Malaysia
                   Roll of Hon: Soldiers' Memorial Macarthur Park Camden

Private Robert Auld 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 copied with permission from Australian War Memorial)

                   Private Robert James AULD died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 5 June 1945 age 30.