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Sydney George Minter

Male 1918 - 1941  (~ 22 years)


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  • Name Sydney George Minter 
    Born Dec 1918  Woolwich RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 3780 
    _UID FC88087FAEBF4C2882E64489C3F5FFE6BEC6 
    Died 23 May 1941  Off Crete Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • According to www.findagrave.com a Sydney George Minter died on 23 May 1941. He was an AB in the Royal Navy. He is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial. This almost certainly relates to this record.

      The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 18, 1941; pg. 7; Issue 48981 announced the loss of HMS Kelly, sunk in operations off Crete. Among the ratings 'missing presumed killed' was Minter, SG, AB.

      Wikipedia has this:
      On the 23rd [of May 1941], during the evacuation of Crete, she [HMS Kelly] was bombed and sunk, with half her crew killed. Kelly did succeed in shooting down one of the attacking Stukas immediately, while another was badly damaged and crashed upon returning to base. The survivors were deeply affected by the loss of their ship; Mountbatten [Lord Louis, captain of the Kelly] shared their loss and tried to console the ship's company by reminding them all that "we didn't leave the Kelly, the Kelly left us!"
    Person ID I3780  Ash, Kent
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2012 

    Father Henry Lowes Minter,   b. 8 Sep 1878, Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1955, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Agnes Annie BLAKE,   b. 13 Apr 1880, Carshalton, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1953, Surrey Mid E RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 10 Sep 1906  Parish Church of Christ Church, Folkestone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Married by banns. Henry, 30, bachelor, soldier of The Citadel Barracks, Dover, father Thomas Minter (deceased); Agnes Annie Blake, 26, spinster of 104 Cheriton Road, Folkestone, father Henry Blake, labourer. Both signed. Witnesses Bertie Barnes and Elizabeth Amy Minter, both signed.
      November 2007: Cliff Minter confirms the above details by reference to the Christ Church Folkestone original Parish Register.
    Family ID F488  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q4 1918 Woolwich 1d/1594.

    2. [S28] Marriage certificate (copy) (Reliability: 3).
      Q3 1906 Elham 2a/2238.