Prisoner of War memorial donated by Ambon residents

The Ambonese people donated a piece of land for a memorial to the Australians who fought on Ambon to defend the island from the Japanese invasion. It is located across the road from where a huge banyan tree was growing during the time of the Japanese invasion.  For three days an Australian soldier was positioned by the tree taking cover and firing on the Japanese who were advancing into Ambon.

Gull Force paid for a monument to be built to all the Australian soldiers who were taking as prisoners of war on Ambon.

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