Beny-Sur-Mer Cemetery

Ryan, Sidney Stephen

B64309 Rifleman Sidney Stephen Ryan was born on 28 April 1917, in Toronto, Ontario, the son of William Ryan and Agnes Edna Pearl Huffman. He had a brother that died young and a sister.

Ryan attended Howard Park School and Western Technical School in Toronto and was a member of High Park Baptist church.

Ryan was working as a mechanic for Dominion Stores Ltd when he enlisted on 22 June 1940 in Toronto with The Queens’ Own Rifles active service battalion. He served in “W” Force in Newfoundland and trained in Camp Borden and Sussex, New Brunswick before arriving with the Regiment in Scotland in July 1941 where he continued training for the next 3 years.

On July 1943 he married (with permission of the army) Priscilla Elsie Grant of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force. They may have had a son.

Rifleman Ryan landed on Juno Beach on D-Day, 6 June 1944 and was originally reported as missing but later confirmed as killed in action at age 27. He is buried in Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, grave reference I. C. 6.


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