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14306 Private Sidney James Dyer


Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916


Born in Chudleigh Devon in 1895.

His parents were James Dyer(1872-1941) and

Bessie Townsend(1871-1956).

They were married in 1891.

Sidney had a brother,Frederick William

(23/03/1892-1974) and 2 sisters,

Katherine Louisa(12/03/1894-1997) and

Florence Vera(1897-1960).

In the 1901 census, the family were recorded as living in 3 rooms at Symons Farm,Trusham,Devon. James was employed as an agricultural labourer.

In the 1911 census, the family had moved to

East Cottages,Trusham,Devon. James was now employed as a stone quarry labourer. Sidney was also working now as a cowman on a farm.

Sidney enlisted in Exeter and his date of disembarkation into France was on 01/10/1915.

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

He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star,

the 1914-1918 British War and Allied Victory medals.


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