Sidney Lazarus Ford

Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 12 Squadron
Service number 1330672
Died 11 June 1943
Buried Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany
Age 22

Headstone Inscription
‘DEEPLY MOURNED BY HIS DEAR PARENTS, BROTHERS, SISTER AND ALL WHO KNEW HIM’


Sidney was born in 1921 in Hackney to Charles Fritz and Russian born Bessie née Stavisky of Palmers Green, London. Sidney was the youngest of four children, Sadie, John and Leonard. Their mother Bessie died when she was only twenty eight in 1922. The family surname was changed from Fritz to Ford.

Sidney was the wireless operator/air gunner in Lancaster ED522 which took off from RAF Wickenby on a night operation to Dusseldorf. The aircraft crashed in Dusseldorf killing all the crew.