Biggin Hill War Memorial

1939 - 1945

D R Sturrock

His name also appears in the Memorial Book at Edinburgh Castle

Son of David Sturrock (a Scot) and Amelia Harriet (nee Hunt) of Biggin Hill, Kent. Born 25th November 1914, at Ivy Cottage, Norheads Lane. He was the youngest of 9 children.

He also lived at Vale Cottages and Melrose Road. Roy attended Biggin Hill School until he was 14 years old. He then worked as an errand boy for Robins Stores. Later he worked at Layhams for a greyhound trainer, duties included showing the dogs prior to racing at Catford Stadium.

He joined up about 1936 and trained at Caterham. He served in Norway until they surrendered in 1940. By 1942 he was in the Western Dessert. He was killed at Carroceto, part of the ANZIO bridgehead.