To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Chief Petty Officer

James Somerville Todd

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1887/06/22 - Born Glasgow

Royal Navy

H.M.S. Tamar

 

Japanese PoW

1941/12/25 - Captured Hong Kong

Hong Kong Card No. 3896

Japanese Index Card - Side One

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Japanese Index Card - Side Two

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New PoW No. 5304

1942/09/27 - Lisbon Maru sailed from Hong Kong destination Shanghai

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

1942/10/02 - Rescued

 

Died

1942/10/14

Bacillon Dysentery

Died at  Wusung PoW (218) Camp, Shanghai, China

Death Record at Shanghai

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The urns containing the ashes of sixteen PoWs including James were buried together in a single grave at Wusong, they were all survivors of the Lisbon Maru. After the war the War Graves Commission gathered the urns and they are now within the Yokohama War Cemetery.

 

Memorial

Yokohama War Cemetery

Sp. Mem. Brit. Sec. U. A. 6.

YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY

 

Information

‘Sinking of the Lisbon Maru’ by Tony Banham

KEW:- WO 361/1616, WO 392/26, WO 345/52, WO 361/1744/2, WO 361/1744/2, WO 361/1744, WO 361/1325,

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