Sidney George Warner.

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From a local paper dated 22/9/1916     =     The Late Pte. S. Warner, of St. Neots.

Mrs. Warner has received the following letter: - "16th September, 1916 Dear Mrs. Warner, - I am afraid I cannot tell you any more about you husband except that he has been missing since the 15th August, when he went up to the front line with a party carrying bombs during a rather heavy bombardment, and I am sorry to say that there is very little doubt but that he was killed by a shell on that occasion.  He was not reported killed as no one actually saw him killed, but I am afraid there is very little hope.  I know nothing of his being buried with Ptes. White and Carrington; I think that must be a mistake, and his body was never found as far as I know, or he would have been reported killed.  Please accept my sincere sympathy in your terrible loss.  Yours very truly, G. Rove, Captain.  Pte. Warner was highly respected and his death is deeply mourned.  He was married only about two months.

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From a local paper = 1/9/1916   Pte. Sidney Warner, Hunts. Cyclist, of St. Neots, is officially reported missing, we learn with deep regret.  His brother Bert has been wounded, but only slightly, and he has recovered sufficiently to return to the trenches.  

Warner Sidney George, b Eaton Tow, Beds., e Huntingdon, (Ramsey, Hunts.), 267564 Pte., KIA 15/8/16. Thiepval Memorial. He served in the 1st Bucks Bn. Ox & Bucks Light infantry.  

Marriage Details - Sidney George Warner aged 26 bachelor from St. Neots son of Samuel Warner (Miller) married Christina Willmer of Ramsey (father = Frederick) at Ramsey Church by licence on July 17th 1916 ref no. 234. He was described as being in the 1/1st HCB.

. He is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing on the Somme in France.  

 

He is also remembered on the St. Neots War Memorial that is situated in the grounds of St. Neots Church .

Thiepval Memorial.

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09/04/2012

. . Martyn Smith