Born: 6th September 1920, Ipswich.

Died: 9th June 1940; age 19; on board H.M.S. ‘Glorious.’

Rank: Pilot Officer; Service Number: 41599.

Regiment: Royal Air Force, 263 Squadron.


Medals Awarded: Distinguished Flying Cross. Gazetted on the 10th May 1940.

Aircraft: Gloster Gladiator 

Credited with 1 biplane victory.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 9.

Runnymede Memorial,

Englefield Green,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Sidney Arthur William & Ellen McNamara, of Ipswich.


Father: Sidney Arthur William McNamara, born January 1886, 199, Seymour Street, Somers Town, London.

Mother: Ellen Alice Griffiths, born November 1890, Brighton, East Sussex.


Sidney attended Ipswich School.


Sidney is also remembered on the Ipswich School Chapel war memorial.


Photograph courtesy of Gary Martin GLARAC photo archivist & website manager

263 Squadron

Gloster Gladiator 

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