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James Bruce Douglas Hadley

Leading Seaman


James was one of a group of men from Force Z who later served with Thomas Parsons on HMS Li-Wo:

C.P.O. Rogers  - HMS Repulse

Leading/Seaman Adley  - HMS Repulse (Probably Leading Seaman Hadley)

Leading/Seaman Bennett HMS Repulse

Leading Seaman Countant - HMS Prince of Wales

He survived the sinking of HMS Repulse, and later the sinking of HMS Li Wo, was shot in the arm during his capture by the Japanese on 15th February 1942. He died on 26th April 1942, cause of death unknown.


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Commonwealth War Graves Commission record:

In Memory of
Leading Seaman
H.M.S. Li Wo., Royal Navy
who died on
Sunday 26 April 1942 . Age 23 . 
Additional Information: Son of James Albert and Alice Mary Hadley, of Brownhills Green, Coventry. 
Cemetery: JAKARTA WAR CEMETERY Indonesia 
Grave or Reference Panel Number: 1. F. 9.