BEST, Sidney S

Service:
Army
Rank:
Private
Unit:
Yorkshire Territorials /Yorkshire Regiment 1st/4th Bn
Place Enlisted:
Unknown
Service Number:
1785
Home Address:
Unknown
Family Details:

Sidney was the son of Matthew & Mary Best of Welbury, Northallerton. In 1901 Matthew was a Railway Station Master in the Northallerton District. By 1911 Sidney’s mother had died but he was not recorded on the census.

Date of Birth:
Unknown
Place of Birth:
Unknown
Death:
3rd May 1915
Place of Death
Hospital at Boulogne
Cause of Death:
Died of wounds from Ypres
Place of Burial:
Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. Grave Reference: V111.B.31
Obituary:

In the Parish Magazine of August 1915 it was reported that Sidney had been a ‘Territorial’ for 18 months prior to the outbreak of war. Commonwealth War Graves Commission report this was in 1913.

 

Notes:

He joined the Yorkshire Territorials in March 1913. On the outbreak of war he served in France. Sydney was severely wounded at Ypres & died from his wounds in hospital at Boulogne in May 1915 aged 19. He is buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.

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