(Photo supplied by Joyce Banks taken at St James Cemetery, Dover)
Royal Corps of Signals
Hong Kong Sig. Coy.
Captured Hong Kong
Transported on the Lisbon Maru which left Hong Kong, 1942/09/27 for Shanghai with 1816 prisoners on board.
Between 01/10/1942 and 02/10/1942
Died when the Lisbon Maru was sunk by USS Grouper (American submarine) - 6 miles from Tung Fusham Island, off the China coast, 29°57'N, 122°56'N.
Son of George Willis, and of Mary Bridget Willis, of Dover, England
SAI WAN MEMORIAL
‘All so sadly missed and fondly remembered.
By the family in England and Australia.’
L/Corp. F. Willis.
P.O.W. with Japanese
Killed on the Lisbon Maru.
1st October 1942.