Fleet Air Arm Archive 1939-1945


Fleet Air Arm Memorial Roll to the men who died whilst Prisoners of War

Dedicated to honour those who fell and were murdered by the Japanese or Germans, lest we forget.

In 1983 researchers found that seven from the Fleet Air Arm Palembang air strike parachuted to safety only to be executed after being prisoners for some time by the Japanese on Changi Beach two days after the ceasefire 1945

List of all Fleet Air Arm POWs
A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L
M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X- Y- Z



Prisoner of War name


AJ Atkinson

FTR 3.6.41 POW unconfirmed

GW Bayley 

11.11.1940 POW/died when FTR to his ship 

MW Barbour RN

MW Barbour died 1/2 day after being picked up 30.3.43

PO I Barker RN

Executed by the Japanese 15.8.1945 Changi Prison 

EJ Baxter RNZN 

Executed by the Japanese 18-20.8.1945 

EWB Bernie RAAF 

Killed ashore [PoW?] 26.8.1944 near Karasau island, New Guinea

JMT Brown RAF 

Killed ashore [PoW?] 26.8.1944 near Karasau island, New Guinea.

JB Buckley RN 

Drowned 21 March 1943 enroute to Sweden after escaping PoW camp

JR Burns RN 

Executed 15.8.1945 Changi prison 

RH Burns RN

Roll of Honour indicates Burns taken PoW, killed by Japanese 20.7.1945

KM Burrenston RN

Executed 15-20.8.1945  Changi Prison 

F Dawson-Paul RN 

Died from severe wounds 5 days after being captured by the Germans. 30.7.1940

VJ Dyke 

Died of wounds as PoW 22.6.1940

LD Durno RN

Captured: 29.1.1945 [PoW?/killed] 


Died after cancer as POW, one of 39 burials in Heilsberg Prisoners of War Cemetery. Died 29.8.1941

JKT Haberfield RN 

Executed by the Japanese 18-20.8.1945 Changi Beach

F Hockley RN 

PoW Japan. Executed 15.8.1945

RJ Jackson L/A TAG 

Died as PoW 18.1.1945

WEJ Lintern RN 

Executed by the Japanese at Changi prison 15-20.8.1945 


Executed by the Japanese at Changi prison 15-20.8.1945 


Died as PoW 30.7.1940. Buried Hardinghen churchyard, France.

DV Roebuck RN 

Executed by Japanese 15.8.1945 Changi prison 

HJH Roberts RN 

[POW/killed?] 1.4.1945, Sakishima Gunto

TJA Shaw RN 

Executed by Japanese 8.45  Changi

JH Slaughter RN 

Died/Killed: 11.11.1940 

SRD Stevenson RN 

POW but died on 31.5.41 in a Norwegian Hospital Ship. 

RL Thompson RN 

Swam away after aircraft crashed but believed drowned 8.5.1944 (POW?).

JW Thomlinson RN 

Beheaded by Japanese 20.7.1945 

WGT Welsh TAG 

Welsh died of wounds in Tripoli as POW 7 May 1941




Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register


The International Committee of the Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross, who were charged with monitoring the welfare of prisoners (with great difficulty) held by the Japanese, keep lists of all known POWs and Internees of all nationalities for the Second World War. Enquiries within the UK should be sent to: The Director, International Welfare Department, British Red Cross Society, 9 Grosvenor Crescent, London SW1X 7EJ.

The International Red Cross advise regarding their wartime records: "The general archives up to
1950 are open to the public and can be consulted in the Reading Room. The archives of the Central Tracing Agency can be consulted via special procedures." Costs of IRC research are quoted at approximately SwFr80 per hour. The IRC department can be emailed at archives.gva@gwn.icrc.org

The Great Escape Stalag Luft III, Sagan March 24/25th, 1944: List and biography of the 50 victims murdered by the SS and Gestapo (See the Rob Davis webpage)

List and biography of the 50 victims murdered by the SS and Gestapo- Biographies and lists of the escapees from Stalag Luft III 

Changi prison chapel and museum


National Ex-Prisoners of War Association


Sturtivant, R. & Burrow, M (1995) 

 'Fleet Air Arm Aircraft 1939 to 1945'  Published by Air Britain (Historians) Ltd, 1995 ISBN: 0 85130 232 7 

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