Sidney WEBB
Rank: Private
Number: 2270
Unit: 1/7th Battalion MANCHESTER REGIMENT
Date of Death: 4 June 1915
Age: 19
Cemetery: Helles Memorial, Turkey

Sidney had been born in Adswood and was one of William Webb's four children. The family home was at 7 Claremont Road, Stockport, and Sidney lived there with his father and his three siblings - Cyril, Edith and Ellen. His mother is thought to have died by the time of the Great War and her name has not been discovered. It is not known what he did for a living but much of his social life revolved around St George's Church. He was connected with the Church's Sunday School and was a member of the Men's Society and the Men's Bible Class. He was also an Assistant Scoutmaster with the Stockport Third Troop.

When War was declared in August 1914, Sidney was quick to volunteer and, within a few weeks, he was on a ship bound for Egypt and the Sudan where he spent the next seven months. He completed his army training "on the job". Some details of this period can be found here.

On 3 May 1915, the Battalion left the relative safety of Egypt to go into action at Gallipoli, landing on the 7th.  Less than a month later, he was killed in the Battalion's first attack. Click here for details.

   
           
   
     
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