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Fluck - Reginald Walter John

Corporal - Royal Marines
Service No: PLY/X 962

HMS Prince of Wales


R. W. J. Fluck is currently listed on the C W G C database as R. W. J. Luck
I have been able to unearth some details about Reginald. I also have the probate certificate given to his mother which had all her details on it.

Reginald's father was the late W. H. Fluck of 11 Hill Rd, Ely in the City of Cardiff (died 25th January 1934) He had served in the Royal Navy during the Boer War (HMS Blanche) and in WW1.

His mother was Ruby Annie Fluck of 7 Moore Rd, Ely in Cardiff (this address was on the probate certificate dated 1946)

After being landed at Singapore he served as part of the Plymouth Argylls until captured.

On the FEPOW site he is shown as being lost at sea on 12th September 1944. Two Hell ships were known to have been sunk on this day and it is possible that he was on board one of these ships. However, he is not listed with the casualties of either ship.

The Kachidoki Maru was used for carrying prisoners and troops to Japan, on 12th of September 1944 she was torpedoed and sunk by USS Pampanito. 244 were lost and 656 survived.

The Rakuyu Maru was carrying prisoners and was torpedoed by USS Sealion on 12 September 1944. 1005 were lost and 259 survived.

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Andrew Nichol


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Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Casualty Details
Nationality: United Kingdom 
Rank: Corporal 
Regiment/Service: Royal Marines 
Unit Text: H.M.S. Sultan. 
Age: 29 
Date of Death: 12/09/1944 
Service No: PLY/X 962 
Additional information: Son of Walter Henry and Ruby Annie Fluck, of Ely, Glamorgan. 
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead 
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 92. Column 1.