Born: 1883, Longfleet, Poole, Dorset.


Died: 27th September 1918; age 35; KiA.


Baptised: 1st July 1883, Longfleet, Poole: parents: Mary Louisa & Henry James Sydenham – an Accountant. Percivals’s twin brother was also baptised – Cecil Sydenham – died 1884 – buried 12th April 1884, Longfleet, Poole.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Service: Took part in the battle of the Hindenberg Line.

Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 205870

Regiment: Bedfordshire Regiment, 1st Battalion.

Formerly 265351, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:

Vis-en-Artois Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of H.J. Sydenham, of Bournemouth Road, Parkstone; husband of A. May Sydenham, of School House, Westerfield, Suffolk.




1891   Ringwood Road, Longfleet, Poole, Dorset.


Percival was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Henry James Sydenham, 46, a Miller’s Manager, born Poole, Dorset.

Mary Louisa Sydenham (nee Brown), 44, born Blandford, Dorset.

Reginald Henry Sydenham, 16, a Clerk – Timber Merchant, born Poole.

Charles Ernest Sydenham, 14, born Poole.

Herbert James Sydenham, 11, born Poole.

Mabel Louise Sydenham, 10, born Poole.

Bernard George Sydenham, 6, born Poole.

Beatrice Ada Sydenham, 6, born Poole.

Ethel May Sydenham, 3, born Poole.

1 domestic servant – cook.


1901   ‘Highlands’ Richmond Road, Parkstone, Dorset.


Percival was 17 years old, an Apprentice Stationer. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Henry, 56, an Accountant & Insurance Agent.

Mary, 54.

Mabel, 20, a Post Office Assistant.

Bernard, 16.

Beatrice, 16.


1911   31, Ordnance Road, Southampton, Hampshire.


Percival was 27 years old, a Stationer’s Assistant. He was living with his employer, 63 year old, Stationer, William James Atkins.


Percival’s mother, Mary Louisa Sydenham, died 1912, Parkstone, Dorset.


In 1915, Ipswich, Percival married, Annie May Whiting, born 1881, Ipswich.


Percival is also remembered on the Southampton Cenotaph, Hampshire.St. John the Baptist Church Ipswich.


 Bedfordshire Regiment, 1st Battalion



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