The Empress of Asia was attacked and caught fire off Singapore in February 1942. HMS Yarra saved many of the survivors. All 132 members of the catering (and Pursers?) department, and the ship's doctor, volunteered to serve in local hospitals. When the hospitals were over run, many were said to have been slaughtered. But I can only find a dozen, or so, listed at Tower Hill, they seem to have died in prison camps. Was it that no others were lost, either in the sinking, or in the hospitals; or is it that they have been overlooked? There were a number of merchant seamen, mainly, though not exclusively, officers, who were on ships temporarily taken over by the navy. They are commemorated elsewhere, but should they not be included in the numbers of merchant seamen lost in WW2? They include Temporary Acting Lieutenant Wilkinson VC the CO of HMS Li Wo.