Eric Lionel Ryder

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Sergeant Eric Lionel Ryder
Life dates
06 Mar 1897 - 1968

Eric was the Sergeant of Diptford Patrol

Unit or location Role Posted from until
Diptford Patrol Patrol Leader 29 Jun 1940 03 Dec 1944
National ID
WIPO 28/18
Commissioned or Enlisted
29th June 1940

Estate gardener

Stanborough House, Halwell, Devon
Other information

The date 6th March 1942 is recorded by his address on the nominal roll. This could be the date of him becoming Sergeant.

Born in Marylebone, London he served as Stoker K58095 in the Royal Navy from Sept 1919 to Sept 1931. When he enlisted a note is written above his first posting to say he had already served 4 years in the Army and these would count towards his pension. From Dec 1930 he declined any engagement abroad so was based in Devonport.

He is recorded as 5 foot 4 inches with brown hair, blue eyes and a fresh complexion. He has tattoos on both forearms. He married Edith Matthews in 1920.


TNA ref WO199/3391 & ADM363/66/125 & ADM 188/977/58095

Hancock data held at B.R.A

1939 Register