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Sidney Francis FRY

Male 1920 - 1988  (67 years)


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  • Name Sidney Francis FRY 
    Born 30 Nov 1920  Bristol District, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation From 21 Nov 1935  Great Western Railway, Bristol, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Fireman 
    Sidney Francis Fry
    Sidney Francis Fry
    Railway Employment Records
    Military Between 1943 and 1945 
    See occupation document 
    • This story was submitted to the People's War site by CVS/BBC Radio Nottingham on behalf of Violet Armstead with her permission. See below for credit.

      During the war I lived with my parents and my sister in Kent on the outskirts of London. I travelled into London every day to work in an big office.
      My father, Joseph Ennerver, was recruited to the ARP. (Air Raid Precaution) He never spoke about his work at home, but we learnt about what he did indirectly. He didn't tell his family because he wanted to protect us from the horrors which he witnessed. He used to rescue people after air raids.
      One night Lewisham Market was bombed. It was carnage! The rescue workers, including my father were heros. A horse was blown up completely in the market and many people died. We lived quite close to the market.
      One night my father went to rescue a family from their Anderson shelter. When he arrived the little family were sitting there motionless, dead. They had all been killed by the blast from the bomb. Again, my father did not tell us this, we learnt about it from someone who knew him. We did know that he had witnessed a shocking incident that night, because we all noticed that he aged dramatically and went grey almost overnight. He was a hansome man and well liked, but he changed from after this incident and became quieter.
      My Brother-in Law, Sidney Fry, was a hero too. He lost a leg when in a Lancaster Bomber when one of its own cannons went off. The pilot managed to bring them back safely to their own airfield. My Brother-in-Law got the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal as he put the fire out on the plane. He wouldn't talk much about it. When we went out with him, he was treated like a hero. Women gave him packets of cigarettes. They were grateful for his sacrifice. He was a modest man, who was embarrassed by the attention. He had a conscience about what he had to do when he flew to Germany and had nightmares about it.
    Military 29 Sep 1944 
    Awarded D.F.M. 
    Sidney Francis Fry
    Sidney Francis Fry
    Awarded D.F.M.
    Died Jun 1988  Bristol District, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I833  1. Essex Ennevers
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2013 

    Father Sidney T FRY,   Died:  Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Florence J PERRY,   Died:  Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1919  Bristol District, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9945  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family (spouse) Irene M ENNEVER,   Born:  22 Jan 1924, St Olave District, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  Feb 1995, Salisbury District, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1946  Lewisham District, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Stephen R FRY
     2. Susan E FRY
     3. Deborah Jane FRY
    Family ID F282  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Nov 1920 - Bristol District, Gloucestershire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Fireman - From 21 Nov 1935 - Great Western Railway, Bristol, Gloucestershire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1946 - Lewisham District, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Jun 1988 - Bristol District, Gloucestershire Link to Google Earth
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