Stewart Sydney Barnett, MiD
Observer, 115 Squadron
Service number 84726
Died 4 April 1941
Buried Marham (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Norfolk
‘IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DARLING STEWART WHO DIED SERVING HIS COUNTRY’
Stewart (known as Sydney) was the son of Harry and Leonora née Lublinski of Paddington, London. Sydney’s father Harry died in 1939.
In 1939, Sydney was living with his mother at 159 Wymering Mansions, Paddington and is listed as a member of the RAF. Sydney enlisted as a pilot in 1937.
Sydney was the observer in Wellington R1470 which took off at 18.47 on the 3 April 1941 from RAF Marham. They were part of a large force of bombers despatched to attack the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau warships.
Returning from the operation the aircraft was shot down by a Ju 88c intruder, Lt. Heinz Volker I./NJG 2. and crashed at 01.20 on marshland at Ongar, Terrington St. Clement, 5 miles W of King’s Lynn.