Hundreds turn out for war hero Sidney

Funeral of former RAF veteran Sidney Marshall in Lytham

Funeral of former RAF veteran Sidney Marshall in Lytham

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As the rain teemed down from the skies he flew in with such honour, they turned out in their hundreds to pay tribute to distinguished veteran airman Sidney Marshall today.

Serving and veteran members of the Royal Air Force and other services, strangers to Sidney from all across the country as well as throughout Fylde all joined his younger brother, nephew and other relatives in saying a moving farewell to the Second World War veteran who died at his home in St Annes, aged 90.

Sidney Marshall
Sidney Marshall

Eight months after an appeal in the Gazette’s sister paper The Gazette prompted an attendance of more than 500 at the funeral of veteran soldier Harold Jellicoe Percival – and attracted international headlines – funeral director Eddie Jacobs made a similar plea after Sidney’s death at his home in Caryl Road, St Annes – and even more rallied round.

 

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