Biography of Private Sidney Walton Brothwell (11663)
8th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 26th September 1915


  • Name: Sidney Walton Brothwell
  • Date of birth: 1894
  • Place of Birth: Toft, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: July – September 1894
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: Walton Brothwell
  • DOB: 31st January 1861
  • Place of Birth: Ropsley, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Labourer (road) Rural District Council


  • Name: Emily Wright
  • DOB: 1866
  • Place Of Birth: Swinstead, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 27th December 1892 Swinstead, Lincolnshire, England

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

  • Olive brothwell, 1893, Swinstead
  • Sidney Walton Brothwell, 1894, Toft
  • Harold Brothwell, 1895, Thurlby (died 1895)
  • Wilfred Wright Brothwell, 1897, Thurlby
  • Edith Emily Brothwell, 1901, Northorpe
  • Lucy Brothwell, 1906, Thurlby


  • 1901: Sidney is living with his parnets at the bottom of Northorpe, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: Sidney is living with the Sentance family in Uffington, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 16 and he is listed as a 2nd waggoner.
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

  • Sheffield Daily Telegraph Tuesday November 2nd 1915
    8th LINCOLNS
    Brothwell (11663), S. W.


  • The Srandard Tuesday November 2nd 1915
    8th Battalion
    Brothwell, 11663 S.W.


  • Grantham Journal Saturday November 6th 1915
    8th Battalion
    Brothwell 1663 S. W.


Military Records

Attestation Papers

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Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Sydney Walter Brothwell, 11663, 8th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 26th September 1915 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Mother Emily


  • The British Medal
  • The Victory Medal
  • The 15 Star


  • UK:
  • Thurlby, Roll of Honour in St Firmins Church


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private Sydney Brothwell, 11663, 8th Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 26 September 1915
  • Remembered with honour, Loos Memorial
  • Panel 31 to 34.

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

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