Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Sydney Eric Eversfield

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Sydney Eric Eversfield

July 4, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/54015

Age:

37

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

12 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Sydney Linacre Eversfield and Elizabeth Eversfield; husband of Neva Josphine Eversfield, of Duncan, British Columbia, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 157 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Panel 181.

Location:

During the Second World War more than 116,000 men and women of the Air Forces of the British Commonwealth gave their lives in service. More than 17,000 of these were members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, or Canadians serving with the Royal Air Force. Approximately one-third of all who died have no known grave. Of these, 20,450 are commemorated by name on the Runnymede Memorial, which is situated at Englefield Green, near Egham, 32 kilometres by road west of London. The design of the Runnymede Memorial is original and striking. On the crest of Cooper's Hill, overlooking the Thames, a square tower dominates a cloister, in the centre of which rests the Stone of Remembrance. The cloistered walks terminate in two lookouts, one facing towards Windsor, and the other towards London Airport at Heathrow. The names of the dead are inscribed on the stone reveals of the narrow windows in the cloisters and the lookouts. They include those of 3,050 Canadian airmen. Above the three-arched entrance to the cloister is a great stone eagle with the Royal Air Force motto, Per Ardua ad Astra". On each side is the inscription:
IN THIS CLOISTER ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF TWENTY THOUSAND AIRMEN WHO HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE. THEY DIED FOR FREEDOM IN RAID AND SORTIE OVER THE BRITISH ISLES AND THE LANDS AND SEAS OF NORTHERN AND WESTERN EUROPE In the tower a vaulted shrine, which provides a quiet place for contemplation, contains illuminated verses by Paul H. Scott."

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial – Flight Sergeant Sydney Eric Eversfield is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Flight Sergeant Sydney Eric Eversfield is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of SYDNEY ERIC EVERSFIELD – Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of SYDNEY ERIC EVERSFIELD – Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Circumstances of death – Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper – Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper – Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Sydney Eric Eversfield – Image courtesy of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives
  • Photo of Sydney Eversfield – Photo:
L-R: Eric Evers Filed; Linaker Eversfield.
Children of Sidney Eversfield, druggist. Both children were born in his drugstore, High River, Alberta. Eric was killed in the Second World War.
Glenbow Archives credit 

Photo copyright: Glenbow Archives
NA-1105-52
Reproduced with permission from the Glenbow Archives, 
website www.glenbow.org 

Submitted by, Operation Picture Me
  • Family Photo – Photo:
L-R: unknown; unknown; Mrs. Sidney Eversfield, nee Elizabeth Blenner-Hassett; unknown; Linaker Eversfield; Eric Eversfield; unknown; Mrs. Charles Short.
Glenbow Archives credit 

Photo copyright: Glenbow Archives
           NA-1105-41
Reproduced with permission from the Glenbow Archives, 
website www.glenbow.org

Submitted by, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial Entrance – Entrance - Runnymede Memorial - September 2010 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Runnymede Memorial - September 2010 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Stone of Remembrance - Runnymede Memorial - September 2010 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Panels - Runnymede Memorial - September 2010 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Inscription – Inscription - Runnymede Memorial - September 2010 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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