Sidney Golding

Memorial: Warmley - Memorial Gardens - Stanley Road

Regiment: Grenadier Guards

Medals: 1914 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Acting Lance Serjeant 14724

Parents: Frederick and Ann Golding (nee Lucas)

Marital status: Married

Home address: Home Address: North Common, Warmley, Bristol. Lived: (1901 and 1911 Census) the family lived in Tower Road, Warmley, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Soldier

Date of birth: 1891

Date of death: 14/01/1916

Buried/Commemorated at: Rue-du-Bacquerot (13th London) Graveyard (Ref. A. 23.), Laventie

Age: 24

Further information:

It appears as though Sidney may have been registered and baptised as Frederick after his father. The date is correct and his mothers maiden name matches with his 7 brothers and sisters (no deaths of any of his parents children were recorded prior to 1911). His parents on the baptism entry are Frederick and Ann. On the 1911 Census for the family address in Tower Road, 'Sidney' is noted as being in the Army in London, the entry then being crossed through.

Sidney married Ethel May (nee Lewis) in the 3rd quarter of 1913. Sidney and Ethel did not have any children, although Ethel had an illegitimate daughter Gwennie May Lewis born 16/11/1910 (Pension card confirms that Sidney was her step-father).

Sidney is recorded on the 1911 Census as serving with the 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards, and was barracked near St James park, Westminster. He was Killed in Action on 14 January 1916 in France and Flanders.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Forces War Records, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Findmypast (Soldiers Died during the Great War, 1901 & 1911 Census etc), Researcher John Davis.