To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Ronald Taylor


1919/04/03 - Born Earlshilton, Leicestershire

1938 - Enlisted

Leicestershire Regiment

1st Battalion



1941 - With 1st Battalion in Malaya

1941/12/10 - Japanese invade Malaya and make contact with 1st Battalion at Jitra

1941/12/13 - Chaotic retreat from Jitra. Many men reach the coast and find boats to take them to Penang

1941/12/16 - Japanese take control of Penang

1941/12/20 - Pte R Taylor is captured on Penang island


Japanese PoW

PoW No. 24851

1942/02 - Transferred to Taiping gaol

1942/07 - Transferred to Pudu gaol, Kuala Lumpur

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


New PoW No. 15639

1942/10/14 - Transferred by rail to Thailand to work on the Burma Thai railway. He was allocated to Construction Gp I. The only railway camp he lists on his liberation questionnaire is Non-Pladuck at the southern end of the line. It is likely that he spent all of this period at this camp.

1945 - Transferred to Ubon where the POWs laboured on the construction of an airstrip.

1945/08/15 - Japanese surrender and POWs liberated

1945/08/30 - Officially handed over to allied forces and repatriated via Bangkok and Rangoon

1945/Oct or Nov - Arrived in UK (Liverpool or Southampton).

1945/12/29 - Released from army service




1939-1945 Star-tn

Pacific Star

War Medal

1939-1945 Star



Steve Taylor supplied dates and movements of his father.

KEW:- WO 361/2172, WO 361/1955, WO 361/2196,


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