Born: 1878, Fakenham, Norfolk.

Died: 8th August 1918; age 30; Died of Wounds.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 44691

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 9th Battalion.

Formerly 35925, Bedfordshire Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Ville-Sur-Ancre Communal Cemetery Extension,




Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Ada Sidney, of 8, Richmond Road, Ipswich.




1881, Lorne Terrace, Fakenham, Norfolk.


Arthur was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Robert John Sidney, 44, a Clerk, born Colkirk, Norfolk.

Susan Matilda Sidney (nee Thorrold), 42, born West Dereham, Norfolk.

John Thorrold Sidney, 16, a Teacher, born Falkenham.

Herbert Ward Sidney, 15, an Apprentice, born Falkenham.

William Daniel Sidney, 12, born Fakenham.

Ernest Edward Sidney, 10, born Falkenham.

Louisa Mary Sidney, 9, born Falkenham.

Horace Robert Sidney, 6, born Falkenham.


1891   Constitution Hill, Fakenham, Norfolk.


Arthur was 13 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Robert, 54, a Solicitor’s Clerk.

Susan, 52.

William, 22, a Solicitor’s Clerk.

Ernest, 20, a Printer’s Compositor.

Louisa, 19.

Horace, 16, a Pupil Teacher.


1901   23, Orchard Street, Ipswich.


Arthur was 23 years old, a Shopwalker – Stationer’s. He was boarding at the Boarding House of 52 year old, Emily Meadows – Housekeeper – own account.


1911   8, Richmond Road, Ipswich.


Arthur was 33 years old, a Shopwalker – Stationer. He was married and Head of the Household.

Ada, 33.

Kossuth, 6.

Muriel, 3.


In 1903, Ipswich, Arthur married Ada Sarjeant, born 1878, Ipswich. They had 3 children:

Kossuth Sidney, born November 1904, Ipswich.

Muriel Sidney, born 1907, Ipswich.

Donald Arthur, born November 1916, Ipswich.

Arthur is also remembered on the war memorial at Bethesda Baptist Church, St. Margaret’s Plain, Ipswich.


 Essex Regiment, 9th Battalion










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