Murrell, Sidney William


War Service:
Leading Stoker SIDNEY WILLIAM MURRELL died on 31 May 1916, aged 22, when the battleship HMS Queen Mary was sunk during the Battle of Jutland. After receiving direct hits from the German battlecruisers Seydlitz and Derfflinger the Queen Mary blew up with the loss of 1,266 men. Only 9 survived.

He was lost at sea and he is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial at Addey and Stanhope School, Deptford and on the memorial at St Paul's Church, Deptford.


He was the son of Frank and Amy Murrell of Deptford. He was baptised 16 August 1893 at St. Andrews Church, Fulham.

In 1911 he was living with his family at 21 Glenville Grove, Mornington Road, Deptford. He was employed as a turner’s apprentice. He had three brothers Frank, Arthur and Edward, and two sisters Amy and Ethel.


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