To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Gunner

George Henry William Barton

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1911/11/25 - Born, London

Occupation Stock keeper

1940/11/14 - Enlisted

Royal Artillery

78th Battalion 35th Light Anti-Aircraft

 

Service

1940/11/14 to 1941/11/12 - United Kingdom

1942/01/13 - Malaya

1942/01/30 - A convoy of small ships left Singapore carrying 6 HAA Regiment (less 3 Battery) and 78 Battery of 35 LAA Regiment RA reinforced by two troops of 89 Battery.

1942/02/02 -  Arrived at Palembang in Southern Sumatra . The anti-aircraft guns were deployed to the two airfields P1 and P2. P2 was forty miles to the South of Palembang and it was defended by 12 HAA Battery and the LAA guns of 35 LAA Regiment. P1 airfield seven miles north of Palembang was defended by one troop of 15 HAA Battery whilst its other troop was deployed in the large oil refineries just outside Palembang.

1942/02/14 -  P1 airfield was attacked by a force of Japanese paratroopers who quickly took the airfield and pressed on to Palembang itself and the refineries. The Japanese presence made P2 airfield untenable and so the decision was taken to abandon South Sumatra and the melancholy process of evacuation started once more.

1942/02/16 - The route out to Java was down a  300 mile road and rail route to Oosthaven in the Sunda Straits (now called Telukbetung). The ferries and the frail bridges en route forced the Batteries to abandon their guns and all but their light vehicles.

 1942/02/18 - The survivors of the three Batteries (two HAA and one LAA) had arrived in Batavia, Java minus their guns and other heavy equipment.

1942/03/08 - Java Surrendered to the Japanese

 

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Japanese PoW

1942/03/09 - Captured Bandoeng, Java

PoW No. 1005

Japanese Index Card - Side One

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Japanese Index card - Side Two

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Timeline

 

 

1942/03/09

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Captured Bandoeng, Java

1942/03/28

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Tan Jong Priok Camp, Batavia, Java

1942/07/06

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1942/09/14

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Java Party 1 sailed in Nishi Maru to Singapore,

 

 

Nissyo Maru

 

 

(700 British PoWs, 25 Australians PoWs)

1942/09/17

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Arrived Changi, Singapore

1942/10/10

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Sailed Java Party 1&2 in Hiteru Maru to Borneo

 

 

Hiteru Maru

 

 

(1886 PoWs)

1942/10/13

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Batau Lintang, Kuching, Borneo

 

 

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1943/04

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Kuching Hospital

 

 

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1943/05/19

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1943/09

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Camp Sick Bay

To 1945/09/02

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1945/09/02

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Liberated

 

 

 

1945/09/27

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Australian B.G.H. Reception Unit, Labuan

1945/10/20

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1945/10/27

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By Ship to India

1945/11/05

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Arived Bangalore, India

1945/12

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By Hospital Ship to England

 

 

 

1946/02

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Kings College Hospital

To

 

 

1948/05

 

 

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Information

Victoria Robinson

Java Index

Japanese Transports

KEW:- WO 361/2184, WO 392/23, WO 361/2207, WO 345/3,

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