Sidney William Merrin

Sidney William Merrin[1]

Male 1921 - 1944  (22 years)

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  • Name Sidney William Merrin 
      Country: United Kingdom: Locality: Yorkshire: Locality Information: Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery is located south-east of Harrogate, on the fringe of the town, just off the A661 on Forest Lane
      Historical Information:
      Many airfields were established in Yorkshire during the Second World War, among them R.A.F. station at Harrogate, Linton-on-Ouse, Tockwith, Rufforth and Marston Moor. No. 6 (R.C.A.F.) Bomber Group, had their headquarters at Allerton Park near Knaresborough and all the stations controlled by this group were in the area north of Harrogate, the largest base having its headquarters at Linton-on-Ouse. Nearly all of the 988 Second World War burials in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery are of airmen, two-thirds of them Canadian. (1 of the burials is an unidentified R.A.F. airman), Many of these men died in the military wing of Harrogate General Hospital. During the early months of the war, a piece of land was set aside for service war burials in Sections 20E and 21E and in July 1943, the Air Forces Section was opened at the north-eastern corner of the cemetery for burials from airfields in Yorkshire and the north-eastern counties. A few of the war graves from this period are scattered elsewhere in the cemetery. There are also 23 servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated at Harrogate Stonefall. This total includes six casualties alternativley commemorated by special memorial because their graves in churchyards elsewhere* could no longer be maintained. * Low Moor (Wesley Place) Methodist Churchyard; Edlington (St Peter) New Churchyard ; Denholme Wesleyan Reform Chapelyard
    Born 08 Nov 1921  Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 23 May 1942 - 09 Jun 1944 
    Flight Sergeant
    Service Number 426132
    Service Royal Australian Air Force Date of Birth 8 November 1921 Place of Birth MARYBOROUGH, QLD Date of Enlistment 23 May 1942 Place of Enlistment BRISBANE, QLD Next of Kin MERRIN, THOMAS Date of Death 9 June 1944 Posting on Death 467 SQUADRON [Australian Government, Department of Veterans' Affiars]

    MERRIN, Sydney William - (Flight Sergeant); Service Number - 426132; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Lancaster LM440; Place - Arnold Carr, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom; Date - 9 June 1944 [National Archives of Australia]

    Died 09 Jun 1944  United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Roll of Honour - Sidney William Merrin
      Sidney William Merrin
      Service number: 426132
      Rank: Flight Sergeant [Flt Sgt]
      Unit: 467 Squadron
      Service: RAAF
      Conflict: 1939-1945
      Date of death: 9 June 1944
      Place of death: United Kingdom
      Cause of death: Flying Battle
      Source: AWM148 Roll of Honour cards, 1939-1945 War, Air Force
      [Australian War Memorial]
    Buried Harrowgate, (Stonefall Cemetery) , Yorkshire, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In Memory of
      Flight Sergeant SIDNEY WILLIAM MERRIN

      426132, Royal Australian Air Force
      who died age 22
      on 09 June 1944
      Son of Thomas and Anna Merrin, of Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.
      Remembered with honour
      HARROGATE (STONEFALL) CEMETERY [Commemorated in perpetuity by the Commonwealth War Graves commission]

      MERRIN , SIDNEY WILLIAM: Flight Sergeant: Number: 426132: Date of Death: 09/06/1944: Age 22: Regiment/Service: Royal Australian Air Force: Nationality: Australian: Grave/Memorial Ref.: O.V.B.1: Sec. B. Row F. Grave 9. Cemetery/Memorial Name: HARROGATE (STONEFALL) CEMETERY [Commonwealth War Graves Commission]
    Person ID I5443  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2009 

    Father Thomas Merrin,   b. 1897, Gympie, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Anna Honeyball,   b. 1898, Suffolk, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1920  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Registration
      MERRIN, Thomas: Marriage: 1920: Spouse: HONEYBALL, Anna Reg No 1920/C3507 [Queensland Marriage Register]
    Family ID F1746  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Harrogate (Stonefall), Cemetery
    Harrogate (Stonefall), Cemetery

  • Sources 
    1. [S66] Mrs Laurina Collins.

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