To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Dennis Morley

Name changed from Dennis John Morley Hickenbottom

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1919/10/26 - Born London

Son of John and Cecilia Hickenbottom

Royal Scots

2nd Battalion



Joined Royal Scots as a Band Boy and played in the Royal Scots band.

1936/03/06 - Was posted to 2nd Battalion in Lahore, India.

 In 1938 the battalion was posted to Hong Kong. He played in the Royal Scots band.

When the Japanese invaded he was at Wong Nai Chung Gap and he was then hospitalised at St Albert’s Convent. When the Japanese took that position, he became a prisoner of war.


Japanese PoW

1941/12/23 - Captured Hong Kong

PoW No. 1019

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


Lisbon Maru-2

1942/09/27 - Sailed from Hong Kong in the Lisbon Maru

On the third day at sea Diptheria broke out.

1942/10/01 - A noise like air rushing out of a tyre woke the sleeping PoWs and they realised a torpedo had just missed the ship. A few minutes later there was a loud explosion and the ships engines stopped.

Lisbon Maru map2

The submarine, USS Grouper SS-214 had attacked and hit the Lisbon Maru.

At 7.30pm the Japanese destroyer ‘Kure’ and the Toyokuni Maru took off all the Japanese except a machine gun crew who had their gun trained on the Battened down hold.

Lisbon Maru - 1tn


1942/10/02 - Lisbon Maru sunk

Chinese fishing boats picked up survivors and landed them at Woosung, Nr. Shanghai. They were later transported to Japan.

1942/10/31 - Osaka 1B Kobe House Camp, Japan

1943/06/05 - B29's bombed the camp and was moved

Nagoya 10B Camp, Fushiki, Japan

New PoW No. 3039

1945/09/07 - Liberated Nagoya 10B


Post War

2019/10/26 - Celebrated his 100th birthday




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Pacific Star

War Medal

1939-1945 Star



Jana Leo

Lisbon Maru

Tony Banham’s books:-

    ‘Not the Slightest Chance’

     ‘The Sinking of the Lisbon Maru’

     ‘We Shall Suffer There’

KEW Files:- WO 345/25, WO 392/24, WO 361/1985, WO 361/1744, WO 361/1744/2,


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