Born: 1864, Kirton, Suffolk.

Died: 23rd October 1915; age 51; Drowned at Sea – H.T. ‘Marquette.’

Residence: 21, Tooley Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment into the Royal Artillery, service number 39434 – January 1887, aged 18 years.

Date of Entry Therein: 1st April 1915 – Egypt.


Rank: Driver; Service Number: 9833

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, 29th Division, Ammunition Column.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:

Mikra Memorial:



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Aaron Leggett, of Kirton, Suffolk; husband of Caroline S. Leggett, of 21, Tooley Street, Ipswich.




1871   Trimley Road, Kirton, Suffolk.


Sidney was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Aaron James Leggett, 24, a Veterinary Surgeon, born Charsfield, Suffolk.

Henrietta Leggett (nee Smith), 24, born Falkenham, Suffolk.

Bessie Matilda Leggett, 2, born Kirton, Suffolk.

Aaron James Leggett, 5 months, born Kirton – died 1872, Kirton.


1881   Street, Kirton, Suffolk.


Sidney was 14 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Aaron, 36, a Veterinary Surgeon.

Henriette, 34.

Bessie, 11.

Alfred John Leggett, 5, born Kirton.

Henrietta Leggett, 3, born Kirton.

Aaron James Leggett, 1, born Kirton.

Ernest Leggett, born Kirton.


1901   2, Goodings Court, Ipswich.


Sidney was 37 years old, a Coal Porter. He was married and Head of the Household.

Caroline, 42.

Bessie, 1.

Caroline’s children:

George Girling, 14, an Errand Boy, born Hemmingstone, Suffolk.

Albert Girling, 13, an Errand Boy, born Hemmingstone.

Herbert Girling, 10, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Irene Girling, 1, born Woodbridge.


1911   7, Little Barclay Street, Ipswich.


Sidney was 46 years old, a Quay Labourer. He was married and Head of the Household.

Caroline, 51.


Irene Girling Leggett, 15, a Domestic.


Sidney’s mother, Henrietta Leggett died 1889, Kirton, Suffolk.


In 1899, Ipswich, Sidney married Caroline Sarah Girling (nee Brighten), born 1859, Woodbridge, Suffolk – daughter of George Frederick Brighten, a hair cutter, and Sarah Brighten (nee Cook), of Woodbridge.

They had 1 daughter:

Bessie Leggett, born 1900, Ipswich.


Caroline’s first marriage was to Charles Girling who died in 1896, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Caroline S. Leggett – widow.


Sidney is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary at the Quay Church, Ipswich.

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Royal Field Artillery, 29th Division, Ammunition Column:



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