To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Lance Sergeant

Ronald James Burton


1921/11/28 - Born Wantage, Berkshire

(Card date wrong as it is believed he lied about his age as he was too young)

Son of Minnie Burton

Grandfather Harry Burton helped with Ronald‘s upbringing

Royal Artillery

125 Anti-Tank Regiment

‘B’ Battery


Japanese PoW

1942/03/20 - Captured Java

PoW No. 5438

Japanese Index card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1942/10/21 - Transported Yoshida Maru from Java  to Singapore in Mystery Party 2

1942/10/29 - Transported ‘S’ Singapore Maru to Japan

1942/11/25 - Reached Moji, Japan

1942/11/26 - Established as Yahata Camp Ube

Worked for Sanyo Corporation in a coal mine deemed unsafe before the war

1943/01/01 - Renamed Fukuoka Camp Ube

1943/03/01 - Renamed Fukuoka 6-B - Omine

1943/12/01 - Renamed Fukuoka 1D, Japan

1945/04/14 - Control transferred to Hiroshima POW Camp 4-D

1945/08 - Renamed Hiroshima 6B, Japan

1945/09/15 - Liberated


Post War

1947 - Married Wanda Brown

Daughter Ann Pearce

Son Ronnie Burton



 27th August 2013


Ann Pearce

Hiroshima 6B

Hell Ship

KEW:- WO 361/2009, WO 345/8, WO 361/1982, WO 361/1960, WO 361/1977, WO 392/23, WO 361/2058, WO 361/2184,


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




Keeping The Candle Burning


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