Two other destroyers, HMS Tenedos and Stronghold, were also part of the China Station but had sailed to Singapore before the start of hostilities. Stronghold in fact served mainly at Singapore, and was sunk on 2.3.42 by the Japanese cruiser Maia, and destoyers Arashi and Nowake south of Java. Nine Officers, including the Commanding Officer, Lt.Cdr. G.R.Pretor-Pinney, and 66 Ratings were lost. Tenedos was sunk by Japanese aircraft off Colombo, Sri Lanka on 5.4.42.
 As a fifteen-year-old midshipman Boldero had seen action at Jutland. The one-armed sailor’s DSC was awarded for an action four years later, attacking the Bolshevik Fleet at Kronstadt. (28)(42)(52)(68)(93)(95) – presumably the ‘Red Pirate’ (100)
 Result of synthetic alcohol poisoning post-surrender in Kobe (37-177).
 The smuggled list claims he died on the Lisbon Maru.
 The APVs did not always set sail with the same crews. The crew lists here are simply the most common.
 During the fighting, Poole and P. Young joined forces with the Winnipeg Grenadiers. After becoming separated on the 23rd, they met with the Punjabis at their Garden Road HQ. Poole was later officially transferred to this unit (47-28).
 A ‘Gibson, W.E.’ of HMS Stanley is on CWGC records for Dec 19th. However, don’t be misled by the name. USS McCalla (DD-253) was commissioned as HMS Stanley (I-73) on 23.10.1940 as part of the ‘destroyers for bases’ deal. Stanley was sunk by U-574 on – coincidentally - 19 Dec with the loss of all but 25 of her crew. This gentleman is in fact probably Albert George Gibson.
 The smuggled list claims that he died on the Lisbon Maru, and states ‘Sea burial’. Uniquely in this list, Stewart is commemorated on the New Zealand Naval Memorial in Aukland.
 The smuggled list notes Stimson as D/KX94034 (i.e. the same number as Stoker Thomas Stone who perished on the Lisbon Maru). It also lists him as losing his life on the ship, but there is no corresponding record at the CWGC. In fact he was onboard and survived; this was just a typing error.
 Possibly Foster, J.D. of Thracian who died (CWGC) 19.12
 Frederick’s grandson Fred helped in this research and notes: ‘(American Trading Company, San Francisco) Of the original crew of 34, a messman was killed in th fighting by a sniper, two escaped, ten were repatriated and Grandfather and 20 were imprisoned in Sam shui Po.
 Shrapnel wound of the knee. King also served in the HKDDC. He died in BRH, though CWGC records state the date of death as 15.2.44.
 (38-42) reports ‘more than ten’ Kai Tak RAF personnel dying together with Brass in Japanese camps. Unfortunately it has so far proven impossible to separate these from the total of 150 war-time RAF fatalities buried at Yokohama. Died Osaka No. 3 (Oeyama) cardiac berri berri.
 Died Osaka No. 3 (Oeyama) berri berri & acute colitis.