To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Warrant Officer Class II

Quarter Master Sergeant Artificer

Edward Stuart Flinter


1901/02/15 - Born Bradford

Son of George and Ada Flinter

Royal Artillery

8 Coast Regiment


1942/01/15 - WO 417/36, Casualty List No. 721. Missing.


Japanese PoW

1941/12/25 - Captured Hong Kong

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Ondex 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 of 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

Edward died when the Lisbon Maru waas sunk


1943/02/24 - WO 417/57, Casualty List No. 1067. Previously shown on Casualty List No. 881 as Prisoner of War - Hong Kong, now reported Missing.

1944/10/23 - WO417/83, Casualty List No 1584. Original source records Casualty Date as between 01/10/1942 and 02/10/1942. Previously reported on Casualty List No 1067 as Missing whilst Prisoner of War now presumed Killed in Action whilst Prisoner of War in Japanese Hands, Date not reported.

1944/10/23 - WO417/83, Casualty List No. 1584. Previously shown on Casualty List No. 1067 as Missing believed Prisoner of War. Original source records date Presumed Killed in Action as Prisoner of War in Japanese Hands Between 01 - 02/10/1942.  Presumed Killed in Action as Prisoner of War in Japanese Hands



Age 41



Loved Ones

Son of George Edwin and Ada Flinter

Husband of Una Muriel Louisa Flinter, of Poole, Dorsetshire, England



Sai Wan War Cemetery

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Eloise Kate Flinter - Granddaughter

Tony Banham’s books:-

    ‘Not the Slightest Chance’

     ‘The Sinking of the Lisbon Maru’

     ‘We Shall Suffer There’

KEW Files:- WO 345/18, WO 361/1744/2, WO 392/24, WO 361/1744/2, WO 361/1744,


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