Soldier – Watson, Sydney – Muffled Peal from Parish Church (picture)

May 1917

Mexborough & Swinton Times, May 19, 1917

Trooper Sidney Watson


Mr and Mrs A.W. Watson, March Street, Conisbrough, have received the sad news that their only son, Trooper Sidney Watson, Queen’s Own Yorkshire Dragoons has been killed.

Trooper Sidney Watson enlisted on November 2, 1915, and was only 19. He proceeded to France on December 26, 1916.

The news was received from the record officer Yorkshire, dated May 5, 1917. Trooper Watson was reported missing from April 9.

Previous to enlistment he was engaged at the Conisbrough branch of the Doncaster
Cooperatives store.

Last Sunday a muffled peal rang from the parish church bells in memory of Trooper Watson, who previously attended church and summer school, and was on the roll of honour.

His father Mr A.W. Watson is a respected church official.

From C.W.G.C.: (probably)

Sydney Watson
Rank: Private
Service No: 32116
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Regiment/Service: York and Lancaster Regiment 8th Bn.

Panel Reference: Panel 36 and 55. Memorial: