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Private 25157 Sidney Bayliss

8th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Previously Pvt 7576 Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Died of Wounds: France and Flanders, 3rd March 1917, aged 26

  • Buried: Doullens Communal Cemetery Ext 1, Somme France. Grave ref: III.G.20
  • Commemorated: Birmingham (West Midlands) Police Roll of Honour
  • Awarded: British War and Victory Medals
  • Son of James and Ann Bayliss. James was a farmer and Sub-postmaster. Probably pictured above c1910
  • Brother to Thomas, Alfred, Sarah Jane, John, Mary, Charles, Arthur and Frank
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Nether Whitacre

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1911 Census and Family History Information

  • Born 20 Nov 1890 in Whitacre
  • Living at Whitacre Heath [1911]
  • Employed as a Farmers son [1911]
  • 27th October 1913 joined Birmingham City Police as PC 67 and served on E Division
  • 12th November 1915 his request for permission to join the army was granted by Birmingham Police

    Further Information about Sidney's death from West Midlands Police Memorial Page
    The War Diary records, "The attack at 2.30 am [on a German Trench] having been postponed half an hour by Captain Place. It was not a success. 2nd Lieutenant William's platoon, which was taking the east end of the trench, met with heavy machine gun fire and suffered 12 casualties. Sergeant Fidgett's platoon lost its way in the darkness and broken ground and were unable to find the trench..." Sidney was wounded in one of these attacks and evacuated to a Casualty Clearing Station at Doullens, where he succumbed to his injuries on 3rd March 1917 at the age of 26.

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