Ipswich YMCA

Image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.

Born: 1889, Creeting St. Mary, Suffolk.

Died: 1st July 1916; age 27; KiA.

hit by a shell on leaving his trench at 8.46am
receiving a head wound and other injuries .

Occupation: Blacksmith.

Date of Entry Therein: 24th August 1914.

Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 20553.

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps – attached to the King’s Own – Royal Lancaster Regiment, 1st Battalion.

Formerly Private, 20553, Royal Army Medical Corps, 11th Field Ambulance.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Sucrerie Military Cemetery,

Colincamps, Somme,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Ernest and Ellen Day, of Needham Market, Suffolk; husband of Maud Mary Day, of Fen Farm, Creeting St. Mary, Needham Market, Suffolk.



1891   Creeting St. Mary, Suffolk.

Sydney was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James Alfred Ernest Day, 25, a Blacksmith, born Needham Market, Suffolk.

Ellen Eliza Day (nee London), 22, born Offton, Suffolk.

Percy Oliver James Day, 3, born Offton.

Miriam Ethel Day, 10 months, born Creeting St. Mary.

1901   Barking, Suffolk.

Sydney was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James, 35, a Blacksmith.

Ellen, 32.

Percy, 13.

Miriam, 10.

Mabel Ellen Day, 9, born Creeting St. Mary, Suffolk.

Claude Alec Day, 4, born Needham Market, Suffolk.

Frank Cyril Day, 3, born Needham Market.

1911   ‘Northcotes’ 552, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.

Sydney was 22 years old, a Blacksmith’s Viceman – Motor & Carriage Works. He was a Boarder at the family home of 55 year old, Walter Joseph Upson, a Bricklayer – Builder.

A family group of the Day’s in the back garden at Creeting.

In 1915, Bosmere, Sydney married Maud Mary Tydeman, born 1889, Earl Stonham, Suffolk, of Fen Farm, Creeting St. Mary, Suffolk.

Soldiers’ Effects to Maud Mary Day – widow.


A family note:
Sydney was hit by a shell on leaving his trench at 8.46am
receiving a head wound and other injuries . Sydney trained at Aldershot.
 Anthea Briggs


  • Sydney Ernest Day was cousin to my father the late Dennis Ernest Day. The shared the name of their uncle Ernest(Ernie) Day

    • Percy and Sidney Day were my Paternal Grandfathers’ eldest brothers. They were to have 15 nieces and nephews, six of whom are still with us.

        • Hi Christine, Yes, my Grandfather was Frank, 6th of the 9 children. His eldest son was my Father Cyril. Are you related to Miriam who I believe married Frank (?) Rogers? I have a superb photo of their wedding day! A fair bit of other info if you need any.


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