Sydney 'was a fine fellow and a brave soldier, and he died while leading his men into battle'.
Son of Thomas and Alice Hall, Bridgegate.
Thomas was married and had three children.
Sydney is mentioned in a 1915 a letter from Corporal Phillip Watson, who states that twenty men in his unit had been wounded on their first night in the trenches. Sydney had sustained particularly bad injuries.
In May 1917 the Mercury reported that Sydney had been wounded; he later recovered in hospital.