Sidney Arthur Camfield

Name

Sidney Arthur Camfield

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

22/07/1917
23

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lance Corporal
16801
Bedfordshire Regiment
8th Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE
Plot 1, Row T, Grave 44
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Knebworth Village Memorial, Knebworth (old)
St. Martin’s Church Memorial, Knebworth (New)
St. Martin’s Church Roll of Honour, Knebworth (New)
St. Martin’s Church Framed Memorial, Knebworth (New)
Codicote Village Memorial
Peace Memorial Hall, Codicote

Pre War

Born in Codicote, Herts in 1894 to William John and Mary Camfield. 1911 Census: living with widowed mother and siblings at New Wood Cottages, Rabley Heath, Welwyn, Herts and working as a Domestic Houseboy.

Enlisted at Hertford.

Wartime Service

He arrived in France on the 30th August 1915 and served with the Battalion continuously on the Western Front. On the night of the 21st/22nd July 1917 the Battalion suffered one casualty, which was Sidney. He is believed to have been killed by machine gun fire and is buried in the Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France.

Additional Information

War gratuity of £13.10s awarded to mother Mary.

Acknowledgments

Brenda Palmer, Paul Johnson, June Colegrove, Roll-of-Honour.com