http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1218012/Hero-Burma-Railway-admits-spending-war-home--despite-getting-200-000-service-pension.html The head of an organisation for prisoners of war, who claimed he survived the notorious Burma Railway, yesterday admitted he had spent the whole war in his home town. Arthur Crane, 83, had said he was captured by the Japanese in the Second World War and was one of Australiaâs youngest PoWs. He said he was tortured by having the soles of his feet hammered, his hands nailed to a tree and his stomach pumped full of uncooked rice. But the president of the Ex-Prisoners of War Association of Australia was caught by a check of school records and the electoral roll in Adelaide for the period. Since 1988, he had received the equivalent of at least Â£200,000 in war pension and a Â£12,000 bonus for former PoWs.