Biography of Private Sidney Alfred Ward (281882)
1st/1st County of London Yeomanry (Middlesex Duke of Cambridges Hussars Regiment)
Died 13th October 1918


  • Name: Sidney Alfred Ward
  • Date of birth: 1895
  • Place of Birth: Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: Jnuary – March 1895
  • Place of Birth Registration: Grantham, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: George Ward
  • DOB: 1852
  • Place of Birth: Nassington, Northamptonshire, England
  • Occupation: Inn Keeper


  • Name: Sarah Elizabeth Wright
  • DOB: 1861
  • Place Of Birth: Colsterworth, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1890 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Alfred E Ward, 1875, Peterborugh (half brother)
  • Alice Ward, 1876, Peterborough (half sister)
  • Bertha Ward, 1878, Peterborough (half sister)
  • Agnes Ward, 1879, Peterborough (half sister)
  • George Henry Ward, 1882, Peterborough (half brother)
  • Herbert Ward, 1892, Grantham
  • Sidney Alfred Ward, 1895, Grantham


  • 1901: Sidney is living with his parents in the Old Windmill Inn, North Street, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: Sidney is living with his parents in The New Inn, Vine Street, Billingborough, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 16 and he is listed as being at school.

Relatives in services

  • None found


  • No marriage for Sidney has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • Sleaford Gazette Saturday 2nd October 1915 and 25th September
    Ward, Sidney, Lincs. Yeomanry, Bourne
  • Sleaford Gazette Saturday 16th November 1918
    DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE. – Mrs. George Ward, of New Inn, Billingborough, on Wednrsday week, received a telegram from the Cavalry Record’s Office, York, informing her that her youngest surviving son, Trooper Sidney A, Ward (South Notts, Hussars, attached to the London Yeomanry), on service in Egypt, had succumbed to Jaundice and Malarial fever, and the sad news received with deep regart by his many friends.  Deceased, who was with Messrs Foley and Butler, agricultural engineers, Bourne, before the war, joined up in October 1914.  After receiving his training he was sent to Ireland and remained there for some time before joining the Eastern Forces.  Deceased was a bright promising lad of aout 23, and was a member of the town F.C.  Only quite recently his mother received a letter from her son which stated that he was quite well and happy.  The sudden and unexpected news therefore, came as a great shock.  Much sympathy is expressed for Mrs. Ward in her recent beavement, one of many, she has been called upon to bear during the last few years.


  • Lincolnshire Echo Tuesday 5th November 1918
    Mrs George Ward, of the New Inn, Billingborough, has received news that her youngest son, Trooper Sidney A, Ward (South Notts Hussars), who was on active service in Egypt, has succumbed to jaundice and malarial fever.  Before joining the forces, four years ago, he was with Messrs. Foley and Butler, agricultural engineers, Bourne. Deceased was 25 years of age.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Sydney Alfred Ward, 281882, 1st County of London Yeomanry (Middlesex Duke of Cambridges Hussars) was killed in action on 13th October 1918 in the Egyptian Theatre.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Mother Elizabeth
  • Brother George H
  • Brother Albert
  • Brother in Law Charles


  • The British Medal
  • The Victory Medal



  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private Sidney Alfred Ward, 281882, 1st/1st Middlesex Hussars who died on 13 October 1918 Age 23
  • Son of Sarah Elizabeth Ward, of Vine St., Billingborough, Lincs, and the late George Ward.
  • Remembered with honour, Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery.
  • Grave A. 67.

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