Sidney Edward North

Name

Sidney Edward North

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

30/09/1918
22

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Pioneer
237716
Royal Engineers
65th Air Line Section Signals

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

KIRECHKOI-HORTAKOI MILITARY CEMETERY
Grave 154.
Greece

UK Memorials

Watford Borough Roll of Honour,
Wesleyan Methodist (now Bushey & Oxhey) Church Memorial, Oxhey

Pre War

Son of Edward and Mercy/Mircy Jane (nee DAY) NORTH of Oxhey, Herts.

His parents married 16 November 1895 at St Matthew’s, Oxhey.  Mercy died 1956 in the Hemel Hempstead, Herts, district aged 82.

Sidney was born 1896 in Watford or Bushey, Herts, and baptised 21 October 1904 at St Matthew’s, Oxhey.  He resided in Watford.

On the 1901 Census, aged 5 he lived in Bushey, with his parents and one sibling.  On the 1911 Census, a roundsman aged 15, he still lived in Bushey, with his parents and two siblings.

Wartime Service

He enlisted in Bedford; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died in Salonika of fever.  

Additional Information

There is a Death announcement for Sidney in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 2 November 1918; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 4 October 1919. Has a entry in the National Roll of the Great War.

Unfortunately, Sidney’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War  Two bombing.

His brother William died 2 April 1918 and also features on Watford Borough Roll of Honour.

Acknowledgments

Dianne Payne - www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk, Jonty Wild, Sue Carter (Research) and Watford Museum (ROH on line via www.ourwatfordhistory.org.uk)