Sidney Staines was a stoker onboard HMS Cumberland WW2
November 10, 2011
I wonder if you can help me - or point me in the right direction please.
My uncle, Sidney Staines, was a stoker onboard Cumberland throughout the War including the dash from the Falklands to River Plate (when he said he never worked harder in his whole life!).
He died a few years ago and his widow a few years later, but she had lost the plot and she threw away all photos, keepsakes etc. I would dearly love to get hold of some photos of the ship's company to see if I can find Sid.
Better still, if there are any photos of just the stokers....!
I suppose there is still a chance too that one of his pals is still around.
My father, now 94 and the last surviving member of his Royal Eng. Co., was escorted by Cumberland around West Africa before they knew each other. He has a picture of the ship but not the men.
Any suggestions please?
Try this URL: http://www.Facebook.com/pages/HMS-Cumberland-Association/101641223214357