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Ronald Clive Dickinson

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Elizabeth Report 14 Feb 2022 15:09

born Thirsk in Yorkshire 1912
.Service number 835881
captured serving has a sub ,.conductor in the Indian Army Ordance Corps..11 Ind Div

looking for name of P.O.W camp


greyghost Report 14 Feb 2022 16:47

WW2 Service records aren't online.

Try googling for where WW2 POW records may be held
eg (looks like this one has a very limited application criteria)

You may need to apply for a copy of his Service documents which should hopefully hold details.

Cost for other than the person concerned or their NOK is £30 and the documents can take weeks/months to arrive


ArgyllGran Report 14 Feb 2022 17:34

Ronald C. Dickinson
in the UK, World War II Allied Prisoners of War, 1939-1945
Name: Ronald C. Dickinson
Nationality: British
Rank: Sub. Condr. (
Birth Date: 20 Jan 1912
Birth Place: Thirsk, Yorkshire, England
Military Date: 1939-1945
Military Place: Singapore
Regiment: I.a.o.c. (11 Ind Div)
Service Number: 835881
Mother: Sara Elizabeth Taylor
Description: 14: Japanese Index Cards of Allied Prisoners of War and Internees, World War II: Davies-Dickson

Date of capture: 17/02/15 [ doesn't make sense] [EDIT: BUT see post on 15 Feb.]
Destination of report: Mrs S E Taylor, 256 Park Avenue, Thirsk, Yorkshire.

The name of the camp is given in Japanese - so I don't know where he was!

GRO Reference: 1912 M Quarter in THIRSK Volume 09D Page 826

Parents' marriage:

Marriages Dec 1911 (>99%)
Dickinson George W Helmsley 9d 1015
Jennings Sarah E Helmsley 9d 1015

His parents must have divorced, and his mother remarried:

Marriages Dec 1919 (>99%)
Dickinson Sarah E Taylor Hull 9d 815
Taylor George P Dickinson Hull 9d 815

His father died 1945:

George W Dickinson
in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
Name: George W Dickinson
Death Age: 66
Birth Date: abt 1879
Registration Date: Oct 1945[Nov 1945] [Dec 1945]
Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration District: Scarborough
Inferred County: Yorkshire North Riding
Volume: 9d
Page: 310

Ronald Clive Dickinson
in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
Name: Ronald Clive Dickinson
Death Age: 78
Birth Date: 20 Jan 1912
Registration Date: Jan 1990
Registration District: Hull
Inferred County: Humberside
Volume: 7
Page: 719


ArgyllGran Report 14 Feb 2022 17:37

War Office: Japanese Registers of Allied Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees held in Camps in Singapore, Second World War


ArgyllGran Report 14 Feb 2022 18:14

Ah, here we are - his Liberation Questionnaire:

Captured 15 Feb 1942, in Singapore.
Held in Changi : 15/2/42 - 27/4/43
Then Camp Omi Japan : 27/4/43 - 6/8/45. [Though Omi wasn't officially established until 23/5/43 - seems Ronald was confused about his date of arrival, hardly surprisingly.]

He didn't make any escape attempts.

Re Camp Omi:

For Ronald's name, scroll down the right-hand column on that page to "Additional documents - G Force list of POWs at Omi May 1943"

His name's also on page 5 of this list of prisoners at Omi:


ArgyllGran Report 14 Feb 2022 18:29

He's listed in "Results for Prisoners Of War 1715-1945" on FindMyPast - if you have a sub (I don't):


ErikaH Report 14 Feb 2022 21:50

Camp: Tokyo

Place of Capture: Singapore

report to mother - Sara Elizabeth Taylor


ArgyllGran Report 15 Feb 2022 12:24

Re the date of capture given as 17/2/15 in the record I posted yesterday at 17:34 -

it does make sense in the Japanese calendar.

The Liberation Questionnaire says he was captured on 15 Feb 1942.

In the Japanese calendar, 1942 was year 17.
So the date , written as year/month/day, was 17/2/15.


Elizabeth Report 21 Feb 2022 09:33

Thank you to everyone