2735119 Sydney Robert RIDGE, 1 Welsh Guards

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  1. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Casualty
    Lance Serjeant RIDGE, SYDNEY ROBERT
    Service Number 2735119
    Died 08/04/1945
    Aged 25
    1st Bn. Welsh Guards
    Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ridge; husband of J. M. Ridge, of Upton Lovell, Wiltshire.
    INSCRIPTION: THE FLOWERS IN MEMORY'S GARDEN NEVER FADE
    Buried at RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY
    Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
    Number of casualties: 3183
    Cemetery/memorial reference: 12. J. 6.
    See cemetery plan
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2020
  2. FUBARSTAR

    FUBARSTAR Member

    Sidney was married to my Nan at the time of his death.
    Without his sacrifice I often wonder if I would be here now.
    RIP Sidney
     

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  4. Mavis Williams

    Mavis Williams Well-Known Member

    Mod edit: Moved from T/14398433 L/Cpl Richard M.A. RIDGE, Royal Army Service Corps: 10/04/1945

    Thank you both for your replies, they have helped me move on a little, I have written to the writer of the thread you gave for Sydney and added the Gravestone to his folder for me to use later. I have another question that you may help with, with all your knowledge. Sydney was buried initially at a place identified as “Isolated Bippen”, Map ref. Sh N2 MR Woo1429. He was then reburied on the 24th July 1947 in the cemetery he now rests in. Have you any clue where that might be please. Also I do not know how or why he died, as this was in the dying months of the war and cannot seem to nail down where he was exactly, any help would be appreciated. Many thanks again.
     

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  5. Mavis Williams

    Mavis Williams Well-Known Member

    Thank you Owen.
     
  6. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    The field grave map reference you quoted isn't for Sydney Ridge but for others listed at the top of the page. This is the correct one.
    Screenshot 2021-09-04 at 13.29.38.png
     
  7. Mavis Williams

    Mavis Williams Well-Known Member

    Of course, I just looked at the top, thank you, couldn't see the wood for the trees!!! Much appreciated.
     

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