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?

Thank you 
Alan Dyer


Try this URL: http://www.Facebook.com/pages/HMS-Cumberland-Association/101641223214357  
Which is the Cumberland Association, they are having a reunion in 2012.

Best wishes,

back to letters index


This site was created as a resource for educational use and the promotion of historical awareness. All rights of publicity of the individuals named herein are expressly reserved, and, should be respected consistent with the reverence in which this memorial site was established.

Copyright© 1984/2014 Mackenzie J. Gregory All rights reserved