10436 Private Sidney George Morrish

8th(Service)Battalion

Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916

Born in Crediton, Devon in 1891.

His parents were

William Henry Joseph Morrish(25/02/1892-1943) and

Sarah Jane Yarde(03/03/1866-1941).

They married in 1882. 

Sidney had 7 brothers; Francis John(1885-01/09/1958),Wilfred William(08/02/1886-1972),

Albert Ernest(16/03/1889-28/05/1963),

Frederick James A(14/06/1893-1976),

Edward Ernest(born in 1897),

Henry Joseph(1899-1954) and

Percy Thomas(26/08/1907-1969).

He also had 3 sisters; Edith Mary(born in 1884),

Eliza Sophia(1887-1913) and Isabella M (born in 1902). 

In the 1901 census,the family were recorded as living at Waterlake, Sandford,Crediton,Devon. William was employed as a cowman on a farm.

In the 1911 census, Sidney had left home and was living at  The Ring of Bells,Cheriton,Fitzpaine,Devon,*where he was working as an Ostler(groom or stableman).  

He enlisted in Exeter and his date of disembarkation into France was on 25/07/1915.

He was killed in action on 01/07/1916.

Sidney was awarded the 1914-1915 Star,

the 1914-1918 British War and Allied Victory medals.

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