STODDART, Sydney S
1/9th Battalion Durham Light Infantry
Son of Edward and Margaret Stoddart of 8. Galgate.
20th May 1915
Killed in Action
Bedford House Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Sydney was serving near Ypres at the time of his death. A letter in the Mercury Read:
It is with great sorrow that I write these few lines to you to tell you that poor Sid has been shot through the lungs with a piece of shell. They got him into bed and he lived a little while. It is very sad, such a fine fellow.
28 JULY 1915 â€“ Page 4:
'Sergeant S. Stoddard Killed in Action
A Native of Barnard Castle'
Prior to the war, Sydney had worked on the railway.
Teesdale Mercury 19.07.1916 - Page 5: Column 6
In Memorium: Sergeant Sydney Stoddart, killed 20.05.1915 at Ypres