This Walt Claimed £200,000

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  1. 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.

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    Arthur Crane, 83, had said he was captured by the Japanese in the Second World War and was one of Australia’s 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 £200,000 in war pension and a £12,000 bonus for former PoWs.
     
  2. Good on him. £200,00 isn't to be sniffed at.
     
  3. Well if he has had the money 'up-front' they just need to nail him to a tree and beat his feet a bit to get thier monies worth.
     
  4. Done yesterday,but worth mentioning again.
    All Australians are off spring of criminals and convicts,so what do you expect.
     
  5. We are in a recession, 10 out of 10 for thinking outside the box, though hopefully this rotten bastard will soon be in one.
     
  6. Ah, A Walt-zing Matilda, eh!!! Pretty good at it though if he managed to become President of the Ex POW's Association. Seems like he needs an appointment with Dinsdale from Python's Doug and Dinsdale...had a pechant for nailing people's heads to the floor.....