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About Sidney Best

Date of Birth
Q3 1895

Service Number
1785

Birth Place
Welbury, Northallerton, Yorkshire, England

Date of Death
3 May, 1915 19y Died of wounds

Place of Death
Boulogne Hospital, Boulogne, France

Burial
Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Boulogne, France

Relationships

Parents
Matthew Best born abt 1839 and Mary (Webster) Best born abt 1855 Married 28 April, 1887 Sutton, Lancaster, England Banns read 10 April, 1887 Welbury, Northallerton, Yorkshire, England

Siblings
Percy Matthew born abt 1888 died 1906, John Harry born abt 1890, Edith Elizabeth born abt 1892, Arthur William born abt 1894, Albert James born abt 1898, Henrietta ellen born abt 1899.

Career

Service
Army

Unit
4th East Yorkshire Regiment Enlisted Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra Princess of Wales' Own) Catterick

Rank
Private

Enlisted Address
Brompton-on Swale, Yorkshire, England

Medals
1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal

Silver Badge
No

Service Record
No

Civilian Employment
1911 Apprentice Blacksmith

Campaigns
1914 - 1915 France

Additional Information

Census Information
1901 Manor House, Welbury, West Harlsey, Northallerton, Yorkshire, England 1911 Brompton - on - Swale, Yorkshire, England

Sources
Staindrop Roll of Honour, Ancestry, Find My Past, Family Search, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Forces War Records

Notes
Sidney was severely wounded in the back on 25 April, 1915 at Ypres. He is remembered on his parents' gravestone in Staindrop Churchyard. Staindrop parish Messenger August 1915 reported that Sidney had been a Territorial for 18 months prior to the outbreak of war. Sidney is also remembered at St. Agatha's Church, Brompton on Swale, Yorkshire, England

- Research by DB