Southwold, Suffolk, UK

Sidney Sterry

Sidney SterryAge: 36 years19081944

Name
Sidney Sterry
Given names
Sidney
Surname
Sterry
Birth about 1908 33 31
Source: 1911 census
Death of a paternal grandmotherMargaret Ellen Waugh
October 1914 (Age 6 years)
Source: GRO
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SurnameFirst NameSecond NameReg DistrictVolPageQtr/MoYearAge/DOB STERRYMargaretMiddlesbro.9d72341914 62
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Death of a paternal grandfatherJames William Sterry
April 1915 (Age 7 years)
Source: GRO
Text:
SurnameFirst NameSecond NameReg DistrictVolPageQtr/MoYearAge/DOB STERRYJamesW.Middlesboro.9d83521915 70
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Occupation
Employee Hull Corporation Transport
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There is a plaque on the wall of the Streetlife Museum of Transport in Hull commemorating those people who were employees of Hull Corporation Transport and who died during World War 2.
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Death May 29, 1944 (Age 36 years)

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Note: Died in action WWII.
Burial
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Note: Compt. 30. Grave 74.
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Marriage: July 1901Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England
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Birth1911 census
OccupationDavid Sterry, Hampshire
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There is a plaque on the wall of the Streetlife Museum of Transport in Hull commemorating those people who were employees of Hull Corporation Transport and who died during World War 2.
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DeathCommonweath War Graves
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Note: Died in action WWII.
BurialCommonweath War Graves
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Note: Compt. 30. Grave 74.
Death
Died in action WWII.
Burial
Compt. 30. Grave 74.
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Died in WW2. Following information is from the Commonweath War Graves Commission. Casualty Details Name: STERRY, SIDNEY Initials: S Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Sergeant (Flt. Engr.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 37 Date of Death: 29/05/1944 Service No: 1121985 Additional information: Son of John and Clara Sterry, of Hull; husband of Edith May Sterry, of Hull. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Compt. 30. Grave 74. Cemetery: HULL NORTHERN CEMETERY 'My grandad, Sidney Sterry, was killed in action on 29 May 1944. The Stirling bomber that he was the flight engineer on was shot down in Suffolk whilst coming in to land. Eye witnesses reported the rear gunner of the Stirling continued to fire at the Messerschmidt, that had followed it back to base, until the Stirling crashed into a hanger and burst into flames. All aircrew were killed. The crew consisted of British and Canadians.' [Jill Fielding] 'My grandfather spent most of the war as groundcrew and volunteered for aircrew very much against his chiefie's wishes. So he could have spent his time in the RAF in a relatively safe position. Apparently, he was known as "Pop" on the crew due to his relatively advanced years at 36 or 37 whereas the other crewmen where late teens or early 20's. The other crew were from other locations around the UK: CARTER, Joe - Sgt(Nav/Bomber) - 1458092 - RAFVR - Brighhouse, Yorkshire. [ Stirling I - R9298 - 1657 HCU ]. FARLEY, Thomas Reuben - Sgt(A/G) - 1897257 - RAFVR - Aldershot Civil, Hampshire. [ Stirling I - R9298 - 1657 HCU ]. GRAINGER, John Walker - Sgt(A/G) - 2213920 - RAFVR - Cambridge City, Cambridgeshire. [ Stirling I - R9298 - 1657 HCU ]. NICHOLSON, Norman - Sgt(Nav) - 1624728 - RAFVR - Otley (Newall-With-Clifton & Lindley), Yorkshire. [ Stirling I - R9298 - 1657 HCU ]. STERRY, Sidney - Sgt(Flt/Engr) - 1121985 - RAFVR - Hull Northern, Yorkshire. [ Stirling I - R9298 - 1657 HCU ]. WOOD, Granville - Sgt(WoP) - 15498235 - RAFVR - Colne Valley (Slaithwaite), Yorkshire. [ Stirling I - R9298 - 1657 HCU ]. YATES, William Arthur Churchill - F/O(Pilot) - 149373 - RAFVR - Whitchurch (Pantmawr), Glamorganshire. [ Stirling I - R9298 - 1657 HCU ]. The crew were based with 1657 HCU at Stradishall in Suffolk, so it brings my grandfather back to the family's home county! The crew were returning from a training flight when they were attacked by an intruder aircraft as they made their landing approach. The aircraft was lost with its crew but eye witnesses suggest that the rear gunner was returning fire right up until the crash. The crew were unlucky this this time but had previously survived a crash in another Stirling' [John Sterry] National Probate Calendars 1946 STERRY Sidney of 14 Adderbury-grove Kingston-upon-Hull died 29 May 1944 on war service Administration York 15 October to Edith May Sterry widow. Effects £243 12s 8d
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Note: Memorial in the Transport Museum in Hull, Yorkshire to the men that worked on the trams in Hull and who were killed in action in WW2. Photo kindly provided by Jill Fielding.
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Note: My grandfather's photo from the war years. I guess that it must have been taken in early 1944 as he has the 'aircrew in training' flash on his forage cap. [John Sterry]