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The Sandakan Cup by Leslie 'Bunny' Glover

Portrait of Leslie Bunny Glover
First World War (1914-18)

A special presentation by Leslie Bunn Glover ('Bunny") as part of the Sandakan Mebourne Cup display at the Shrine of Remembrance during the 2015 Spring Racing Carnival. Commemorating the 2,500 Australian and British men who dies as prisoners of the Japanese on Borneo. The Sandakan Cup (1942) and the Emirates Melbourne Cup (2015) were featured on stage during the program.

In May 1942, Bunny was among hundreds of Australian prisoners moved to a forced-labour camps at Sandakan, Borneo, after the fall of Singapore. Happy memories of his time in captivity are few but a clear example is the running of the Sandakan Melbourne Cup in November 1942.