The Lisbon Maru, a Japanese cargo liner which was being used as a troopship, was torpedoed on the 1st October 1942 while being used to transport prisoners of war between Hong Kong and Japan. The Lisbon Maru was carrying 1816 British and Canadian POW's. Its sinking resulted in the loss of over 800 British lives.
West Lothian resident Meg Stenhouse attended the unveiling of the Memorial to the Lisbon Maru at the National Arboretum in the Autumn of 2021.
With Megs permission, we share her booklet "West Lothian Men on the Lisbon Maru". Several of the men were from the Uphall and Broxburn area. Click on the image or link below.