Flight-Sergeant C. Sydney.
St Mary Cray.
Flight-Sergeant Charles Sydney, aged 25 years, third son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Sydney, of Derry Downs, St. Mary Cray, was killed during a combat with the Germans on September 27.
When a boy, Flight Sergeant Sydney went to St Mary Cray Council School, and at the age of 11 years won a scholarship which admitted him to Bromley County School, where he stayed until 15 years of age. He was then accepted in the Royal Air Force for training at one of the special schools.
When Flight Sergeant Sydney reached 19 years of age, he was sent abroad for two years; he then returned to a home station to be trained as a pilot, a position he filled with conspicuous success. The military funeral was on Thursday last week at St. Mary Cray Cemetery, where officers of the R.A.F. expressed sympathy with the relatives in their loss.
Charles Sydney was in the 92 Squadron of the Royal Air Force, service number is 564940. He was married to Ellen Jane Mary Sydney, and was buried at St. Mary Cray Cemetery [Plot E. Div. 3. Grave 130]. The inscription on his stone reads “He gave his all for his country’s call God rest his soul in peace”.