To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Leading Writer

Clifford Montaque Cook

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1917/11/07 - Born

Son of Victor Wallace and Lilian Mary Cook

1939/09/07 - Enlisted

HMS Tamar (Hong Kong Naval Base)

 

Japanese PoW

1941/12/25 - Captured

Japanese Index Card - Side One

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Japanese Index Card - Side Two

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1941/12/25 - Shamshuipo Camp (Camp Leader Maj. Boon RASC)

1942/09/25 - Transported in ‘Lisbon Maru’ to Japan

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1942/10/01 - Lisbon Maru torpedoed by USS Grouper 6 miles from Tung Fusham Island, off the China coast, 2957'N, 12256'N.

1942/11/10 - Osaka No 2 Camp

(Camp Leader Sgt Maj Matheson, Royal Scots)

1945/05/20 - Osaka 9B - Notogawa-Machi

(Camp Leader CWT Scott, American Navy)

1945 May/June - St Theresa Hospital, Kowloon

!945/08/15 - Liberation

Survived

 

Died

1990 10th April Clifford quietly passed away having suffered cancer for several months. His family were by his bedside as he wished.

 

Information

KEW:- WO 361/1964, WO 392/23, WO 361/1963, WO 345/11

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