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Name:
Sidney Best
Casualty No.:
Initials:
S
Service No.:
1785
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Age at Death:
19
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
Yorkshire Territorials /Yorkshire Regiment 1st/4th Bn
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Civilian Employment:
Cause of Death:
Died of wounds from Ypres
Date of Death:
03-January-1915
Place of Death:
Hospital at Boulogne
Battles & Campaigns:
Locally Commemorated:
UK Commemorated:
On his parent’s gravestone in Staindrop old cemetery.
Overseas Commemorated:
Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
Buried:
Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. Grave Reference: V111.B.31
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/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.

 

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.

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.

Sources:
Last Name: www.newmp.org.uk; Initials: www.newmp.org.uk; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914; Date of Death: Commonwealth War Graves Commission ww.cwgc.org; Ranks: Commonwealth War Graves Commission ww.cwgc.org; Service Number: Commonwealth War Graves Commission ww.cwgc.org; Unit: Commonwelth War Graves Commission ww.cwgc.org; Buried: Commonwealth War Graves Commission ww.cwgc.org; Age at Death: Commonwealth War Graves Commission ww.cwgc.org; Date of Death Day: ww.cwgc.org; Date of Death Month: ww.cwgc.org; Date of Death Year: ww.cwgc.org;