Surgeon Lieutenant Sidney Lewis Binderman was an American officer of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who died during the Second World War.
He was born on 2 July 1915, in New York, the son of Russian-born parents Dr. Nahum and Bessie Binderman. A graduate of Cambridge, with an MB, B.Chir, Bindermann was casualty officer at Addenbrooke's Hospital before he entered the RNVR.
Binderman died on 15 March 1942, when the V-class destroyer HMS Vortigern was torpedoed by the German E-boat S104 off Cromer, with the loss of 104 crew. There were 14 survivors from the destroyer, which had been escorting a coastal convoy. Binderman had been assigned to Vortigern only a number of days prior to the vessel's loss.
He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 British Medical Journal, p. 455, 4 April 1942, europepmc.org. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
- ↑ United States Census, 1930, familysearch.org.
- ↑ HMS Vortigern, naval-history.net. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
- Binderman, Sidney Lewis, cwgc.org. Retrieved 22 August 2013.