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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Sydney James Carpenter -


Sydney James Carpenter, son of James William and Dorothy Selina Carpenter (née Kent), of Sandown, Isle of Wight.
Born : 1918, Sandown, isle of Wight.
His name is recorded on these Island Memorials :

Sandown High School War Memorial
Lake War Memorial

Service details

Sub Lieutenant(A) S J Carpenter, H.M.S. Condor, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

CWGC record ...

Date of Death :20th October 1941 aged 23
Where buried or commemorated :Arbroath Western Cemetery, Angus, Scotland : Grave 11
Squadron :767 Sqn, Fleet Air Arm
Aircraft :Fairey Swordfish Mk.I : L2825
Crew :
Pilot :Sub Lt (A) S J Carpenter
Other crew :unknown

Sub Lt Carpenter took off from H.M.S. Condor (shore based station) to practice deck landings. He crashed at Hallom Mill, Friockheim on 17th October and later died of his wounds on 20th October 1941.

Information provided by : John Bloodworth


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