- Surnames starting with the letter C. 

Sydney Clarke

Rank:Ldg AcmNumber:518910
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:098 Sqn RAF
Name of Rgt or Ship:Coastal Command
How Died:HMS Lancastria ?
Country of burial:Lost Overseas
Cemetery or Memorial:Runnymede Memorial
Town Memorial:Stretford Book
Extra Information:
Perhaps lost on H.M.S. "Lancastria" ???

During the first nine months of World War II it served as a reserve
squadron and from April–June 1940 was based at Nantes, France, though it
flew no combat missions.  Evacuated back to England during the Battle of
France, the Squadron lost 90 of its personnel when the ship RMS Lancastria
was bombed and sunk off Saint-Nazaire on the 17th June 1940, with a huge
loss of life that was kept secret at the time.
Memorials found on:
St.Bride's (Old Trafford)
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