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 Sydney George Betts

Sydney George Betts

Birth
Barrow-upon-Soar, Charnwood Borough, Leicestershire, England
Death 7 Aug 1940 (aged 23–24)
At Sea
Burial Cabra, County Dublin, Ireland
Plot Cenotaph, Panel 15. [Screen Wall]
Memorial ID 100157746 · View Source
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1902957 Driver Sydney George Betts.
The Royal Engineers.
706 General Construction Company.

aged 24.
Son of Francis & Louisa [Broome] Betts.
His birth was registered in Q2, 1916, Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire.
Husband of Annie Elizabeth Betts, of Leicester.

Buried in Grave No. 8.
Kilcommon Erris [Church of Ireland],
Belmullet, Co. Mayo.

706 Construction Company principally comprised former employees of Aberdeenshire County Council, and a group from the Roads Department that enlisted on 25 January 1940.

After service in France, they were sent to Avonmouth, Bristol, for transfer to Gibraltar.
The men were on board a troopship, the SS Mohammed Ali-El-Kebir, which left Avonmouth on 5th August 1940. The ship was torpedoed 250 miles west of Malin Head, Co. Donegal, at 20.30pm on 7 August 1940.
HMS Griffin, a destroyer, picked up survivors, until joined by other vessels.
28 were recorded as missing following the return to Greenock, Scotland.


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  • Created by: John
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100157746
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sydney George Betts (1916–7 Aug 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100157746, citing Grangegorman Memorial, Cabra, County Dublin, Ireland ; Maintained by John (contributor 47032041) .