Lindrea, Cyril Brian (1925-1944)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.
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Details: Cyril Brian Lindrea (1925-1944), born 8 August 1925, son of John Graham Lindrea and Mary Lindrea of 'Savernake', Cote Drive, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, formerly of 8 Eastfield Park, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.
Attended St Peter's School, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) May 1939-March 1943; House Prefect; 2nd XV (1942); PT Instructor with Badge.
WW2, Lieutenant, No. 48 R.M. Commando, Royal Marines. Killed in action at Walcheren, Holland on 1 November 1944 when enemy mortar bombs exploded amongst a group of officers, aged 19.
Originally buried at Zouteland Temporary Burial Ground, Holland, and reburied at Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands, 6. A. 10 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2033985/lindrea,-cyri...
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.
Obituary, The Shirburnian, March 1945: 'Brian Lindrea came to Sherborne from St Peter's, Weston-super-Mare. Early impressions were of an endearing modesty and ingenuousness, and a grievous bereavement courageously borne. Naturally he made many friends, both close and in a wide circle, and was indeed one of the most popular boys of his time. A good footballer (he got his 2nd XV Colours), and capable swimmer, in the classroom more dogged than brilliant, he will be remembered for his unvarying good sense and kindness, particularly when as a prefect he showed an unusual capacity for sympathy with and helpfulness towards those junior to him. He joined the Royal Marines in the early part of 1943, and his death during the Antwerp operations in the autumn of 1944 came all the more as a shock in that it was so near to his time of leaving school. But there was no mistaking the deep regret expressed at the news by OSS., his comtemporaries, and by present Shirburnians, who remembered him as their senior. Without any doubt in his quiet unassuming way, Brian Lindrea had left an abiding mark on his House.'
See also: Commando Veterans Association webpage for Lieutenant C.B. Lindrea: gallery.commandoveterans.org/cdoGallery/v/units/Royal+Mar...