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This part of the Belton family is from North Wales, UK

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William Arthur Belton (Bill Belton)

 

My father, William Arthur Belton, known as Bill, was born at 17 Wesley Road, Bwlchgwyn, near Wrexham in Denbighshire, on 8th March 1920, the youngest son of Arthur Belton and Edith Williams. His two older brothers were Horace and Harold Belton. 

During WW2 he was in 62 Squadron RAF and served as an armourer on the Blenheim bombers ending up in Singapore. Luckily he left Singapore on the last plane before the island was invaded. Whilst abroad he suffered from rheumatic fever and was sent to a mountain hospital in India to convalesce - the picture above is of my father (front) with some of the other patients at the mountain hospital. Later my father and mother kept the village shop and petrol station in Bwlchgwyn.

Kota Gede 62 Squadron RAF, Singapore, Burma, Sumatra and India - 2nd World War, Dad's account of his time in 62 Squadron as an armourer. Opposite is a picture of the Kota Gede, the ship which saved 2000 airmen to safety.

 

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