RaySearching Posted 27 May , 2016 Share Posted 27 May , 2016 Second Lieutenant LEICESTER P. SIDNEY K.R.R.CAttached 29th Squadron Royal Flying CorpsKilled 2nd October 1917 Has anybody any further info on the circumstances of 2nd Lt Sidney's death The following is from Flight Global Second Lieutenant LEICESTER P. SIDNEY, K.R.R.C, attached R.F.C., was reported missing on October 2nd, and has since been reported killed, aged 24. He was educated at the City of London School, whence he proceeded to the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, where, by special permission of the Governing Board, he studied in the testing laboratories, under Dr. Stanton, and in the metallurgical laboratories, under Dr. Rosenhain. On leaving Teddington, he spent a year in iron and steel analysis with Mr. F. W. Harbord, and afterwards served for some time in the fitting and pattern shops of the Ebbw Vale Iron, Steel, and Coal Company, When the war broke out he was in the service of Bell Brothers, Middlesbrough, as metallurgist. He enlisted in the first month of the War in the King's Royal Rifle Corps, in which regiment he was given a commission in January ,1915. After serving about 18 months in the trenches, and for some time at home, he transferred to the R.F.C., and was serving, at the time of his death, as an observer I cannot find a casualty card for him in the vault His service record on FMP just says reported missing Regards Ray Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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