Stories of Remembrance

Second World War (1939-45)Special find for Dilys Yap,Reginal J. Trodd in Sandankan

I visited Sandankan on the 65th anniversary with a group and learnt the story again. We also visited Labuan and found his grave. I know he was married to Elizabeth and lived in Essenden but have not found any contact. I still hope that some day I will find a relative. His photo appears in the book on Sandankan.
Dilys Yap

I was on an examining trip to Canberra and visitied the War memorial. I went into the Malaya site and was drawn to the Sandankan area. I went straight to the Red Book in one corner and opened the book at T. I have no idea why. I looked at my maiden name and saw the name of R. J. Trodd. I had no idea who this man was. I went to the front desk and asked for the war record of this man. I bought books on Sandankan and donated to the Church windows in Sandakan.

I asked my father if he knew who this man was but to no avail. I have worked out that he must be a relative of my Grandfather. He had come from UK and signed on in Essenden and was sent to Sandakan. He was captured by the Japanese and died in the Sandakan camp in 1942.

I visited Sandankan on the 65th anniversary with a group and learnt the story again. We also visited Labuan and found his grave. I know he was married to Elizabeth and lived in Essenden but have not found any contact. I still hope that some day I will find a relative. His photo appears in the book on Sandankan.

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