To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Lance Corporal

Francis Willis


(Photo supplied by Joyce Banks taken at St James Cemetery, Dover)

Royal Corps of Signals

Hong Kong Sig. Coy.


Japanese POW

Captured Hong Kong

Transported on the Lisbon Maru which  left Hong Kong, 1942/09/27 for Shanghai with 1816 prisoners on board.



Age: 25

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, 2957'N, 12256'N.


Loved Ones

Son of George Willis, and of Mary Bridget Willis, of Dover, England



Column 9.




Headstone Reads:-

‘All so sadly missed and fondly remembered.

By the family in England and Australia.’

L/Corp. F. Willis.

Royal Signals.

Youngest Son.

P.O.W. with Japanese

Killed on the Lisbon Maru.

1st October 1942.


''Our Thanks are for being a Chapter in Life.''




Keeping The Candle Burning


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In Memory of FEPOW Family Loved Ones
Designed and Maintained by Ronnie Taylor.


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