To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

Royal Corps of Signals



Joseph Burton



1915/12/09 - Born

Lived Tottenham, London

1940/11/21 - Enlisted

 Royal Corps of Signals

Attached to 77th HAA Signals


Japanese PoW

Joe became known in the camps as “the Doctor” although he had no medical qualifications he worked in the hospital.

1942/03/23 - Captured Java

1942/03/23 - Boel Gloguk Jail (Camp Ldr. G.C. Noble, RAF)

1942/05 Tandjoeng Priok (Camp Ldr. Col Lane)

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1943/04 - Cycle Camp

1943/06 - Mata Dolorosa Hospital

1943/08 - Makassar Camp (Camp Ldr. Wing Commander Ramsey RAAF)

1944/07 Paken Baroe Area Camps (Camp Ldr. Wing Commander Davies)

1945/07/15 - Liberated


Post War

He was an active member of the F.E.P.O.W Association in UK whilst running an estate agency business in Tottenham and Southend in the 1950s and 1960s.  He emigrated to Australia (Western Australia) in 1965 and immediately became a member of Perth Legacy to continue his work with war widows.



Joe died in 2000 of natural causes.


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