Sidney Minns

M2/048648, Private Sidney Minns, age 27
Army Service Corps, (Royal Engineers)
Died 09 November 1918

Private M2/048648, Army Service Corps, attached "Y" Corps Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died 09/11/1918.

 

The youngest of seven children of Frederick Minns and Susan nee Bull. Sidney was born in Felixstowe & in 1911 was working as a blacksmith with his father, the family were at 1 Thrift Villa, Gainsborough Road, Felixstowe.  He was working as a chauffeur in civilian life when he signed up. Husband of Lillie Minns nee Stimpson of 49 Queen's Road, Old Fletton, Peterborough.

He joined the Army Service Corps 9 February 1915 and was attached to Y Corps Signal Company, Royal Engineers. After training at Grove Park they joined the British Expeditionary Force in France, landing in Rouen on the 10th May 1915. For the next three years he supported those on the front line until he was admitted to hospital 7/11/18 with commencing broncho pneumonia complicating influenza. He died of bronchial pneumonia at the 4th General Hospital, Camiers, France on November 9, 1918, aged 27. He is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery in France and commemorated on Felixstowe Seafront Memorial and his family’s headstone in St Peter and St Paul graveyard. 

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Grave at Etaples Military Cemetery

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Army Service Corps

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