(Arthur) Sidney Hinder

Memorial: Old Sodbury - St John the Baptist Church

Regiment: Royal Navy

Medals: Royal Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

Rank and number: Petty Officer Stoker

Parents: Percy and Alice Hinder

Marital status: Married

Home address: Parents: North Road Yate Sidney and Ena: The Swan public house Yate

Pre-war occupation: Labourer

Date of birth: 09/03/1896

Date of death: 10/12/1941

Buried/Commemorated at: Died at sea. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval memorial and inside Old Sodbury church and the Lychgate

Age: 45

Further information:

Arthur known as Sidney joined the Royal Navy in 1911 at the age of 15, giving his age as 3 years older than he was. He was 5 feet 10 inches tall with dark brown hair and brown eyes and served as a stoker on a number of different ships before the outbreak of war. He had one son born in 1931. His last ship was the HMS Prince of Wales, a battleship equipped with radar, 14-inch guns and torpedoes. Together with HMS Repulse and four destroyers it formed Force Z which set out from Singapore on the evening of 8th December to attack the Japanese rear. The Prince of Wales was sunk on the 10th December by torpedoes launched from Japanese aircraft and Sidney was one of 840 casualties from this exercise.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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