SYDNEY ERNEST DAY

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:

I.I.80.

Sucrerie Military Cemetery,

Colincamps, Somme,

France.

 

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.

Brother to PERCY OLIVER JAMES DAY.

 

CENSUS

 

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

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One comment on “SYDNEY ERNEST DAY
  1. anthea Briggs says:

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

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