To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Michael Alfred Ashton M.C


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


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


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



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

1942/11/02 - Tarsao

1944/06/01 - Tamaran

1945/01/10 - Kanburi

1945/08/15 - Liberated




Aged 95

2016 January 7th


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




Keeping The Candle Burning


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