Memorial to Pilot Officer Sidney Charles Braybrooks, St Laurence Churchyard, Brundall

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Reference WMO254834

Address:

The Parish Church of St Laurence

Church Lane

Brundall

Norwich

NR13 5LZ

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Stone of remembrance
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: This memorial stone is situated at the foot of the grave of Sidney Braybrooks's parents in the north graveyard. Carved and incised stone surmounted with RAF wings insignia. 29 x 75 cm. Pilot Officer Sidney Charles Braybrooks served in the RAF with 244 Squadron and was a pilot of a 3-seater general purpose aircraft Vincent K4732. The squadron was employed on bombing attacks on the Iraqi army. He died when his aircraft went missing in a flying battle. All three members of the crew died. He is also commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial in Surrey and listed on the war memorial tablet in St Laurence Church as well as the war memorial plaque in Brundall Memorial Hall. Following the death of Sidney on 2nd May 1941, his mother Hettie died on 3rd October 1941 and his brother John, also in the RAF, crashed into the sea and died on 17 March 1942. Although Sidney’s body was not recovered for burial, his father Thomas ensured all the family were remembered together in Brundall churchyard. Thomas was buried here with his wife when he died on 14th May 1957.
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“IN LOVING MEMORY OF SIDNEY CHARLES BRAYBROOKS PILOT OFFICER R.A.F. KILLED IN ACTION NEAR BASHRA 2ND MAY 1941. AGED 26 AGE SHALL NOT WEARY NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN YOU”

Sidney Charles Braybrooks

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