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Private S A Shoebridge


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Private Sidney Alfred SHOEBRIDGE, TF/241587, 1st Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed on or after, 4th October 1917, age 38.

10th January 1879, born Camberwell, Surrey, son of Alfred and Caroline Shoebridge, of Peckham, London.

12th April 1903, All Saints, North Peckham, Sidney Alfred Shoebridge, age 24, bachelor, warehouseman, 147 St Georges Road, father Alfred Shoebridge, Traveller, married Edith Morrison, age 23, spinster, 147 St Georges Road, father Frederick Morrison, deceased, Traveller.

Children - Lilian Edith Shoebridge, born 11th April 1904, Newington, N; Violet Florence Shoebridge, born 17th December 1905, Newington, N; Dorothy May Shoebridge, born 12th October 1907, Newington, N.


1911 Census - 22 Olmar Street, Ossory Road, Old Kent Road, London SE - Sidney Alfred Shoebridge, head, age 32, married, warehouseman, grocery, born Camberwell, London; Edith Shoebridge, wife, age 32, married 7 years, 3 children, all still alive, born Eltham, Kent; Lilian Edith Shoebridge, daughter, age 6, born Walworth, London; Violet Florence Shoebridge, daughter, age 5, born Walworth, London; Dorothy May Shoebridge, daughter, age 3, born Walworth, London.


Children - Reginald Sidney Shoebridge, born 28th September 1911, Camberwell; Stanley Alfred Shoebridge, born 22nd April 1914, Camberwell; Arthur William Shoebridge, born 8th June 1916, Camberwell.

Enlisted Camberwell, Surrey, age 36 years & 10 months, height 5ft 5¼ inches, weight 112lbs, fresh complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, dental treatment required. Resided 22 Olmar Street, Old Kent Road, London SE. Formerly warehouseman.

Home 10th November 1915 to 11th September 1917; BEF 12th September 1917 to 4th October 1917.

10th November 1915, enlisted; 11th November 1915, to Army Reserve; 28th August 1916, mobilized; 5th September 1916, posted 2/5th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th September 1917, posted BEF; 16th September 1917, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 4th October 1917, posted missing.

23rd June 1918, date when Separation Allowance of 40/6 a week will cease.

24th June 1918, pension of 42/1 a week awarded to widow & six children.

1919 June, Southwark Registration District, Edith Shoebridge married Thomas J H Lowe.

2nd January 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Mrs Edith Lowe, old address, 42 Carter Street, Walworth, SE17., new address, 21 Grosvenor Terrace, Camberwell SE5.; Children - Lilian Edith Shoebridge, 21 Grosvenor Terrace, Camberwell SE5.; Violet Florence Shoebridge, 21 Grosvenor Terrace, Camberwell SE5.; Dorothy May Shoebridge, 21 Grosvenor Terrace, Camberwell SE5.; Reginald Sidney Shoebridge, 21 Grosvenor Terrace, Camberwell SE5.; Stanley Alfred Shoebridge, 21 Grosvenor Terrace, Camberwell SE5.; Arthur William Shoebridge, 21 Grosvenor Terrace, Camberwell SE5.; 21 Grosvenor Terrace, Camberwell SE5.; Father, none; Mother, none; Brothers - Alfred Shoebridge, age 16, 152 St Georges Road; Sisters -  Winifred Shoebridge, age 27, 8 Grosvenor Park, Camberwell; Grandparents, none.

Buried at Hooge Crater Cemetery, IV. J. 9, Belgium.


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