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Bill Bundey

George William 'Bill' Bundey was Dux and Captain of the School in 1934. A lawyer by profession, he enlisted as a private in the 2nd AIF and served in Malaya on the intelligence staff of HQ 8 Division under the controversial Major General Gordon Bennett. He rose to the rank of sergeant.

With the fall of Singapore he was interned in Changi and played a prominent role in the prisoners' education centre. When the Japanese demanded a contingent of POWs for shipment to Borneo, Bill was included with the purpose of establishing an education centre. This did not eventuate as prisoners were required to labour on the airstrip. When the officers were relocated in October 1943, 2434 prisoners were left in Sandakan. Only six men survived the privations of the ensuing eighteen months, the rest perished in the camp or on the infamous death marches from Sandakan to Ranau.

Bill Bundey died on 29 April 1945 aged 28. An ode to PAC was found among his papers. The Bill Bundey Prize for the Captain of the School was endowed in his memory by his parents.