Sidney Fortnum

Name

Sidney Fortnum

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

22/12/1916
23

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Driver
T/277534
Canadian Army Service Corps
662nd H.T. Coy.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

APSLEY END (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
Against North Hedge.
United Kingdom

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

St Mary's Church Memorial, Apsley End
Hempstead Town Memorial
John Dickinson & Co Memorial, Aspley Mills
Not on the Abbots Langley memorials

Wartime Service

Died in the Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich.

Biography

Sidney Fortnum enlisted at Watford in November 1916, and shortly after, during his military training, he developed pneumonia and died on 22nd December 1916 at the Royal Herbert Hospital at Woolwich.

Sidney, was also known as Sydney in some of the records, however was recorded as Sidney in the 1911 Census, at his Baptism and on the head-stone of his grave. He was born on 10th February1893 in Abbots Langley, the only child of Dan and Mary Fortnum. In 1911 Dan Fortnum worked as a Paper Cutter in the Stationery Department at John Dickinson’s Apsley Mills, and the family lived at 1 Doolittle, near the Red Lion Public House in Apsley. Sidney had followed his father into the Paper Mills and in 1911 worked as a Ledger Clerk in the Counting House at Apsley Mills.

Sidney Fortnum was not recorded in the Abbots Langley Parish Magazine Roll of Honour or listed on the War Memorial. He was recorded on the John Dickinson War Memorial, the Hemel Hempstead War Memorial, and was buried in the graveyard of St Mary’s Church in Apsley.

Additional Information

Formerly 662nd Motor Transport (MT) Company. Died of illness

Acknowledgments

Jonty Wild
Roger Yapp - www.backtothefront.org