About Sidney Best
Date of Birth
Welbury, Northallerton, Yorkshire, England
Date of Death
3 May, 1915 19y Died of wounds
Place of Death
Boulogne Hospital, Boulogne, France
Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Boulogne, France
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
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.
4th East Yorkshire Regiment
Enlisted Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra Princess of Wales' Own) Catterick
Brompton-on Swale, Yorkshire, England
1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal
1911 Apprentice Blacksmith
1914 - 1915
1901 Manor House, Welbury, West Harlsey, Northallerton, Yorkshire, England
1911 Brompton - on - Swale, Yorkshire, England
Staindrop Roll of Honour, Ancestry, Find My Past, Family Search, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Forces War Records
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