Sidney William Baxter.

. Sidney was baptised on August 21st, 1887. He was the son of Abraham & Anne Baxter [nee Cooper].
His father, Abraham was a Wheelwright by profession.
Sidney was married at the age of 35 to Mary Frances Scarth [aged 28] on May 21, 1923 at Offord Darcy Church.

Sidney enlisted in the HCB on the 17/11/1914, he joined at their HQ in St. Mary's Street, Huntingdon and was posted to the 2/1st Battalion.  He gave his address as Offord Darcy.

When he went to France he was posted to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, where he later was noted as being a Lance Corporal.

From a local newspaper - 29/9/1916  - Two more Offord boys have been wounded in France .  Lance-Corp. S. Baxter, Cyclist Battalion, attached Warwicks , has been wounded in the neck, but is doing well in hospital at Eastbourne .  

From a local newspaper - 17/11/1916 Lance-corporal S. Baxter, of the Cyclist Corps (attached to the Royal Warwicks ) who was wounded in September, has been home at Offord on sick leave.

Many thanks to Herbert Norris, who is carrying out research on the Offord Darcy Roll of Honour, for additional information on the family and background details on this soldier.

If you can help with any data on this Huntingdonshire Cyclist please contact me at huntscycles@btinternet.com

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09/04/2012

. . Martyn Smith