Chief Petty Officer
James Somerville Todd
1887/06/22 - Born Glasgow
1941/12/25 - Captured Hong Kong
Hong Kong Card No. 3896
Japanese Index Card - Side One
Japanese Index Card - Side Two
New PoW No. 5304
1942/09/27 - Lisbon Maru sailed from Hong Kong destination Shanghai
1942/10/01 - Lisbon Maru was torpedoed by USS Grouper, 6 miles from Tung Fusham Island, off the China coast, 29°57'N, 122°56'N.
1942/10/02 - Rescued
Died at Wusung PoW (218) Camp, Shanghai, China
Death Record at Shanghai
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.
Sp. Mem. Brit. Sec. U. A. 6.
YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY
‘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,