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Citation for MBE
NX70758 - EATON, Ronald Warr (Ron), Lt. - BHQ Company, Intell. Officer Adjt. Platoon

Copy of Citation by Major General C.A. CALLAGHAN, GOC, 8 Division, for the award of an MBE to Lieut. Ron EATON, for his actions whilst a POW.

The citation reads:

Lieut. Eaton was a Prisoner of War in Japanese hands from Feb 42 to Aug 45. From Feb 42 until Apr 1943 he performed administrative duties with detached working party camps, and was forced in the interests of the men to adopt many subterfuges to save them from long hours of work. These actions resulted in him being brutally assaulted by the Japanese on many occasions, which however did not deter him. From Apr 1943 until Dec 1943 he was working on the Burma-Siam railway and displayed the same courage. Later, during a cholera epidemic, he showed outstanding devotion to duty, and in risky conditions, acted as registrar of the camp hospital. In this capacity he again courageously faced Japanese demands for sick men to work, being assaulted on many occasions. This officer has been consistent in his attitude to the Japanese wherein he displayed devotion to duty of an exceptionally high order.
Keywords: NX70758Citation

Citation for MBE

NX70758 - EATON, Ronald Warr (Ron), Lt. - BHQ Company, Intell. Officer Adjt. Platoon

Copy of Citation by Major General C.A. CALLAGHAN, GOC, 8 Division, for the award of an MBE to Lieut. Ron EATON, for his actions whilst a POW.

The citation reads:

Lieut. Eaton was a Prisoner of War in Japanese hands from Feb 42 to Aug 45. From Feb 42 until Apr 1943 he performed administrative duties with detached working party camps, and was forced in the interests of the men to adopt many subterfuges to save them from long hours of work. These actions resulted in him being brutally assaulted by the Japanese on many occasions, which however did not deter him. From Apr 1943 until Dec 1943 he was working on the Burma-Siam railway and displayed the same courage. Later, during a cholera epidemic, he showed outstanding devotion to duty, and in risky conditions, acted as registrar of the camp hospital. In this capacity he again courageously faced Japanese demands for sick men to work, being assaulted on many occasions. This officer has been consistent in his attitude to the Japanese wherein he displayed devotion to duty of an exceptionally high order.

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Keywords:NX70758Citation
Source:From the collection of the National Archives of Australia. NAA: B883, NX70758
Date:13/3/1946
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