Woodhall Sydney

Sidney was born in 1892. His parents were James and Fanny Woodhall.

He was recorded in the census of 1901 living with his family in Willington, Tallarn Green. Head of the household was his (by then), widowed mother, Fanny.  She was listed as a  41 year old farmer, working on her ‘own account’. Her listed children were Prudence 12, Gertrude 11, Sidney 9 and Christopher 7.

The 1911 census records a Sidney Woodhall living as a Boarder at Park Hall Gardens Oswestry. The household was headed by 28 year old Walter Bowles who was a Domestic Gardener. The rest of the household was made up of 6 other young men who were all Domestic Gardeners at Park Hall Gardens. One of them was Sidney aged 19. He’d been born in Malpas Cheshire.  (Ancestry has mistakenly recorded him as female).  Is this him?

UK Soldiers who Died in The Great War 1914 -19, accessible on includes an entry for Sidney. It confirms all the military details above left and adds that he enlisted in Manchester. This source tells us he waskilled in action in France.

The UK register of Soldiers’ Effects in which the Army calculated what moneys were owed to deceased soldiers tells us that his Mother Fanny, received a total of £14 ..15sh ..10d in two separate payments.

The inscription at the foot of his grave in france says

“A bitter grief a loss severe to part with one we loved so dear”

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