Born: 1898, Ipswich.
Died: 18th September 1918; age 20; KiA -Macedonia.
Residence: 1a, Salem Street, Ipswich.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Rank: Driver; Service Number: 191496.
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, 18th Battery, 3rd Brigade.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs Elizabeth Carpenter, of 1a, Salem Street, Ipswich.
1901 75, St. Margaret’s Street, Ipswich.
Sidney was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
William James Carpenter, 39, a General Labourer, born Westminster, London.
Elizabeth Carpenter (nee Orford), 38, born Ipswich.
Ethel Emma Carpenter, 20, born Ipswich.
Annie Maud Carpenter, 12, born Ipswich.
William James Carpenter, 10, born Ipswich.
(Nellie) Ellen Elizabeth Carpenter, 9, born Ipswich.
Charles Frederick Carpenter, 7, born Ipswich.
George Rowland Carpenter, 5, born Ipswich.
Albert Stanley Carpenter, 2 months, born Ipswich.
1911 27, Kemp Street, Ipswich.
Sidney was 12 years old and living with his widowed mother, siblings & niece & nephew.
Elizabeth, 51, a Charwomen.
Bryant Edward Carpenter, 27, a General Labourer, born Ipswich.
Charlie, 17, a General Labourer.
George, 15, an Errand Boy.
Florence Gertrude Hale (nee Carpenter), 23, born Ipswich.
Edna Elizabeth A. Hale, 3, born Ipswich.
Frederick Victor Hale, 2, born Ipswich.
Sidney’s father, William James Carpenter, died 1906, Ipswich.
Soldiers’ Effects to Elizabeth Carpenter – mother. Bryant, Albert, Frederick & George Carpenter – brothers. Ethel Hale, Annie Earthroll, Elizabeth Turner & Florence Hale – sisters.
Sidney is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Matthews Church memorial.
IPSWICH WIDOW’S SOLDIER FAMILY
Mrs. Carpenter, of 1a, Salem Street, Ipswich, has four sons and a son-in-law in the Army. Prior to May last she had five sons serving, but lost one at Ypres on May 8th, 1915. Their names and regiments are as follows:- 1. Prvt. B. Carpenter, 2nd Suffolks, who has been out since the beginning of the war, was wounded on March 3rd last. 2. Prvt. W. Carpenter, 1st Suffolks, killed at Ypres, May 8th, 1915. 3. Gunner C. Carpenter, East Anglian (Howitzer) Brigade, R.F.A., joined in June last, now in training at Mildenhall. 4. Prvt. G. Carpenter, 4th Suffolks, joined in May, now in training at Alton West, near Tring, Herts. 5. Driver S. Carpenter, East Anglian (Howitzer) Brigade, R.F.A., at Mildenhall. 6. Bombr. F. Hood, East Anglian (Howitzer) Brigade, R.F.A.
Image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper