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Name:
Sydney Stoddart
Casualty No.:
Initials:
S
Service No.:
12038
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Barnard Castle
Age at Death:
Ranks:
Sergeant
Unit:
1/9th Battalion Durham Light Infantry (cwgc.org says 1/10th)
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Sydney's parents lived at 8 Galgate
Civilian Employment:
Railway Worker
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Date of Death:
20-January-1915
Place of Death:
Ypres
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Bedford House Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

Sydney was serving near Ypres at the time of his death. A letter in the Mercury Read: 

It is with great sorrow that I write these few lines to you to tell you that poor Sid has been shot through the lungs with a piece of shell. They got him into bed and he lived a little while. It is very sad, such a fine fellow.

Teesdale Mercury-28/07/1915: News item: Letter reporting death

Teesdale Mercury-18/07/1917: In memoriam

28 JULY 1915 – Page 4:

'Sergeant S. Stoddard Killed in Action

A Native of Barnard Castle'

Family Details:

Son of Edward and Margaret Stoddart of 8. Galgate. 

Notes:

Prior to the war, Sydney had worked on the railway.

Teesdale Mercury 19.07.1916 - Page 5: Column 6

In Memoriam: Sergeant Sydney Stoddart, killed 20.05.1915 at Ypres. (However, the Commonwealth War Graves gives the date of his death as 20.7.1915 and the Teedale Mercury article reporting that Sid's parents had received a letter reporting his death was published on 28 July.)  

 

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First Name: St Mary's data; Private Individual; cwgc.org; Last Name: St Mary's data; Private Individual; cwgc.org; Ranks: St Mary's data; cwgc.org; Service Number: St Mary's data; cwgc.org; Unit: St Mary's data; cwgc.org; Date of Birth: St Mary's data; cwgc.org; Place of Birth: St Mary's data; Civilian Employment: St Mary's data; Cause of Death: St Mary's data; Private Indiviual; Date of Death Month: Teesdale Mercury 19.07.1916 - Page 5: Column 6; St Mary's data; Private Individual; cwgc.org; Place of Death: Teesdale Mercury 19.07.1916 - Page 5: Column 6; St Mary's data; Death Notice / Obituary: Teesdale Mercury; 28 July 1915 – Page 4; Cwgc.org; Buried: St Mary's data; www.cwgc.org; Private Individual; cwgc.org; Notes: Teesdale Mercury 19.07.1916 - Page 5: Column 6: ; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;