To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Captain

Michael Alfred Ashton M.C

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1920/02/01 - Born

Lived Kensington, London

1939/07/01 - Enlisted

Royal Norfolk Regiment

4th Battalion

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1941/10/29 - Convoy CT.5 sailed from Liverpool with 18th Division mostly territorial Regiments

Andes

The 4th Royal Norfolk Regiment were transported in the Andes along with the 4th and 5th Suffolk Regiments

1941/11/08 - Disembarked at Halifax and embarked USS Wakefield

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1941/11/10 - Sailed from Halifax in Convoy William Sail 12X

1941/12/11 - Departed Cape Town

1941/12/25 - Mount Vernon with 5th and 6th Royal Norfolk Regiments plus 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment left convoy for Singapore

1941/12/28 - Wakefield docked at Bombay

1942/01/19 - Left Bombay with the now Task Force 14.2 for Singapore

1942/01/29 - Disembarked at Singapore just after a Japanese bombing raid, docks were ablaze

18th Division held North Eastern side of Singapore against the Japanese

1942/02/10 - Moved to Bukit Timah as ‘Tomforce’ under Lt. Col. L.C. Thomas in support of 12 Indian brigade

1942/02/12 - Japanese caused heavy losses within Tomforce

1942/02/15 - Singapore Capitulated

 

Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore - PoW number 175

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1942/10/21 - Overland to Thailand Camp 4D

1942/11/02 - Tarsao

1944/06/01 - Tamaran

1945/01/10 - Kanburi

1945/08/15 - Liberated

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Died

Aged 95

2016 January 7th

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''Our Thanks are for being a Chapter in Life.''

 

 

 

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