They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Edgar Lincoln Fiander


Stoker Petty Officer, A1883, RCNR


Born: 30 Sep 1909, Glace Bay, Cape Breton Co., Nova Scotia


Died: 24 Nov 1944 at sea


Book of Remembrance


FIANDER, Edgar Lincoln, Sto PO, A1883, RCNR, MPK - 24 Nov 1944, HMCS SHAWINIGAN - Son of Thomas Lincoln Fiander and Mary Ellen Fiander, of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia; husband of Grace M. Fiander, of Sudbury, Ontario.


Stoker Po Fiander died when HMCS SHAWINIGAN was sunk by U-1228 on 24 Nov 1944. Of her crew of 91, there were no survivors.


Petty Officer Edgar L. Flander, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Flander, was listed as missing after the sinking of the Corvette Shawinigan. After leaving High School, Edgar was employed with the S. & L. Railway. He left Glace Bay for the Canadian West about fifteen years ago and took up residence in Sudbury, Ontario. He was employed on the Great Lakes boats prior to his enlistment in the R.C.N. in May 1940. Until his death he served continuously in the North Atlantic.


Ships served in:

HMCS STADACONA - Enlisted 04 Jun 1940 as a Stoker (T), RCNR

* Rated Leading Stoker (T), RCNR 05 Jun 1940

GASPE BASE (Later FORT RAMSAY) - Drafted to GASPE BASE 29 Jun 1940

HMCS STADACONA- Drafted to STADACONA 24 Nov 1940

HMCS MAYFLOWER - Drafted to MAYFLOWER 29 Nov 1940

HMCS ACADIA - Drafted to ACADIA 08 Jan 1941

HMCS CHAMBLY - Drafted to CHAMBLY 22 Jan 1941

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 26 Apr 1940

R.N.O. TORONTO (for ML Q057) - Drafted to Q057 18 Jul 1941

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 02 Oct 1941

* Rated Acting Stoker Petty Officer, RCNR 01 Feb 1942


* Rated Stoker Petty Officer, RCNR 01 Feb 1943




(EF01) Photo of Edgar Fiander from newspaper article

(EF02) Documents from the Service File of Edgar Fiander



Second World War Casualty Index