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We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Sydney George Flint

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Date of birth: 26th June 1905
Place of birth: Willesden, Middlesex, England
Parents: Sydney and Amy Flint
Wife: Ethel Flint
Previous occupation: Gardener
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 103340
Joined Hood: 3rd June 1939
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Sydney was born on 26th June 1905 in Willesden, London to Sydney and Amy Flint. He was the husband of Ethel Flint and father of Eileen Flint, of Bursledon, Hampshire.

He joined the Navy in 1921. His first posting was to H.M.S. Impregnable. Sydney was 35 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
28th July 192111th March 1922ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/853
12th March 192230th June 1922ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/853
1st July 192231st August 1922CourageousBoy 1st ClassADM188/853
1st September 192225th June 1923DublinBoy 1st ClassADM188/853
26th June 192323rd May 1924DublinOrdinary SeamanADM188/853
24th May 19243rd July 1924WeymouthOrdinary SeamanADM188/853
4th July 192427th August 1924Victory IOrdinary SeamanADM188/853
28th August 192419th October 1924Dolphin (Ross)Ordinary SeamanADM188/853
20th October 192431st December 1924WeymouthOrdinary SeamanADM188/853
1st January 192530th June 1925DespatchOrdinary SeamanADM188/853
1st July 192513th December 1927DespatchAble SeamanADM188/853
14th December 192716th February 1928Victory IAble SeamanADM188/853
17th February 19283rd September 1928ExcellentAble SeamanADM188/853
4th September 19287th May 1929St. VincentAble SeamanADM188/853
8th May 192922nd January 1931Emperor of IndiaAble SeamanADM363/338
23rd January 193110th September 1931Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/338
11th September 19316th November 1931ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/338
7th November 193117th October 1932DolphinAble SeamanADM363/338
18th October 193223rd August 1935Royal SovereignAble SeamanADM363/338
24th August 193524th May 1938BarhamAble SeamanADM363/338
25th May 19381st June 1939Victory IAble SeamanADM363/338
2nd June 193924th May 1941HoodAble SeamanADM363/338

Additional Photos

Sydney George Flint, photographed in the Town class light cruiser HMS Dublin. He served in HMS Dublin from 1922-4 (see above) and therefore would have been 17 or 18 years old when this photo was taken.

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Sydney's name is in Column 1 of Panel 48.

Detail of Sydney's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Sydney's son-in-law, Roy Fay, and grandson, Adrian Fay (photo & information, August 2001)