To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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D/JX130985

Petty Officer

Leonard George Adams

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1911/05/16 - Born Galampton, Devon

Son of Thomas Mortimor and Emily Adams

1932 - Married Ethel Maude Heath

Royal Navy

H.M.S. Thracian

 

Japanese POW

1941/12/25 - Captured Hong Kong

PoW No. 5309

Japanese Index Card - Side One

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Japanese Index Card - Side Two

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Lisbon Maru-2

1942/09/27 - Sailed from Hong Kong in the Lisbon Maru

On the third day at sea Diptheria broke out.

1942/10/01 - A noise like air rushing out of a tyre woke the sleeping PoWs and they realised a torpedo had just missed the ship. A few minutes later there was a loud explosion and the ships engines stopped.

Lisbon Maru map2

The submarine, USS Grouper SS-214 had attacked and hit the Lisbon Maru.

At 7.30pm the Japanese destroyer ‘Kure’ and the Toyokuni Maru took of all the Japanese except a machine gun crew who had their gun trained on the Battened down hold.

Lisbon Maru - 1tn

 

1942/10/02 - Lisbon Maru sunk

Chinese fishing boats picked up survivors and landed them at Woosung, Nr. Shanghai. They were later transported to Japan.

Osaka 1B Camp, Japan

 

Died

Age 32

Friday, 30th October 1942

Cause of death - Diptheria

Osaka 1B Camp, Japan

 

Loved Ones

Son of Thomas Mortimor Adams and Emily Adams.

Husband of Ethel Maud Adams, of Paignton, Devon.

Leonard also left behind 2 daughters:-

Maureen born 1936

Christine born 1938

 

Memorial

Yokohama War Cemetery

British Section C. D. 5

Adams-Leonard-George - Yokohama War Cemetery Plan

YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY

Information

Lisbon Maru

KEW:- WO 361/774, WO 361/1756, WO 345/22, WO 392/23, WO 361/1623, WO 361/1516, WO 361/1744/2, WO 361/1744, WO 361/1364,

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