6201235 Private ALFRED PEARSON, 1st Bn. Middlesex Regiment: 01/10/1942 - 02/10/1942

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Remembering Today

    Casualty Details | CWGC
    6201235, 1st Bn., Middlesex Regiment
    who died age 28
    between 01 October 1942 and 02 October 1942
    Remembered with honour
    Memorial Reference: Column 16.
    Additional Info: Son of Alfred and Sarah Agnes Pearson.

    Lisbon Maru
    Sunk 1st October 1942
    On 27th September 1942 the Lisbon Maru left Hong Kong for Shanghai with 1816 prisoners on board. She was Torpedoed on 1st October by USS Grouper, 6 miles from Tung Fusham Island, off the China coast, 29°57'N, 122°56'N.

    The roll below shows those that were not seen alive after the 2nd October and includes 820 names of prisoners, although the death toll did not cease, prisoners dying later as a direct result of the Lisbon Maru being sunk.

    Lisbon Maru


    USS Grouper
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  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Bit more about the sinking here.
    Sinking of the Lisbon Maru

    A total of 1,816 men and officers were accommodated in three holds. The Royal navy in the forward hold, the Royal Scots, the Middlesex regiment and other small units and individuals were in the second hold, which was just forward of the bridge. The third hold, which was aft of the bridge contained the Royal Artillery.

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