To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Leslie Francis Denman May


1916/07/11 - Born London

Son of Dr George Francis and Dorothy (née Croft) May

(Dr George Francis May of Co. Durham mental hospital)

1930 to 1935 - Leslie attended Epsom College

Served in the Territorials with the City of London based Honourable Artillery Company

1938 - Left Liverpool for Singapore on board the ‘Aeneas’, for a post at Joseph Travers and Sons in the Far East, travelling 1st class as a Clerk, aged 21.


Occupation Merchant

Straits Settlement Volunteer Force

3rd Battalion

Southern Area


Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1942/10/24 - Transported overland to Thailand

16th train from Singapore with 650 PoWs

Commander P.S.F. Jackson, R.A. 7th Coast Rgt.

IV 2462

Transported back to Singapore

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1944/09/06 - Transported in Kachidoki Maru with convoy HI-72, destination Japan. With 900 PoWs on board. Japan Party Three.

New PoW No. IV 43135

1944/09/12 - Attacked at 21.50 hrs off East Hainon Island and sunk by USS Pampanito

Leslie died in the sinking of the ship




In the sinking of the Kachidoki Maru



Singapore Memorial-3

Addenda Panel

Singapore memorial - Addenda Panel


A memorial with his name on is at the City of London church St Mary Abchurch, in Abchurch Lane, just off Cannon Street.



Ian Parrott

Japanese Transport

Hell Ships

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

KEW:- WO 361/2005, WO 361/1742, WO 361/2057, WO 361/1987, WO 361/2062, WO 392/25, WO 345/35,


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