The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private S G Steggles


Photograph by "Bruno H"

Private Sidney George STEGGLES, G18124, 7th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, 13 General Hospital, Boulogne, France, 7th October 1916, age 22.

17th May 1894, born Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, son of Frederick and Emma Mary Steggles,  1,York Road, Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk.

1911 Census - 1,York Road, Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk - Frederick Steggles, head, age 58, married, joiner, worker, born Bury St. Edmund's; Emma Mary Steggles, wife, age 58, married 30 years, 4 children, 3 still alive, born Bury St. Edmund's; Sidney George Steggles, son, age 16, single, apprentice to cycle works, born Bury St. Edmund's.

Enlisted Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, age 21 years & 9 months, height 5ft 7½, weight 147lbs, flat feet?. Resided 1,York Road, Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk. Formerly fitter.

Home 28th February 1916 to 26th August 1916; BEF 27th August 1916 to 7th October 1916.

28th February 1916, enlisted; 29th February 1916, to Army Reserve, Class "B"; 12th April 1916, mobilized & posted 3/1 Suffolk Yeomanry, Service No.2624;

8th August 1916, Memo from Camp Detention Hospital to Office in Charge 3/1 Suffolk Yeomanry - "Please arrange for No.2624. Private Skeggles to attend for his spectacles at The Military Hospital, Grammar School, Aylesbury at 9.30am tomorrow Wednesday August 9th. Haversack rations should be taken."

27th August 1916, Folkestone, embarked; 27th August 1916, Boulogne, disembarked; 28th August 1916, 15 Infantry Base Depot, posted 1/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment; 7th September 1916, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th September 1916, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

16th September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, none; Children, none; Father, Frederick Steggles, 1,York Road, Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk; Mother, Emma Mary Steggles,  1,York Road, Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk; Brothers - Rupert Steggles, age 36, Soldier serving in Egypt, married; Sisters - May Sutton, age 38, 14 Crown Street, Stowmarket, married.

Buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, VIII. D. 127., France.

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