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Person Details

ING, Sidney Gilbert

Memorials

Name: Cookham School Lane, Cookham
NIWM Ref: 7925
RBWM Ref: WM151

Person Details

Place of birth: Cookham
Gender: Male
Date of death: 02/03/1916
Place of death: Loos, France
Manner of death: Killed in action
Age at death: 24
CWGC Ref: 732631
TWGPP Ref: 2507079
Address: 6 Priory Cottages Cookham Rise
Address: 4 Priory Cottages Lower Road Cookham Rise

Military details

Military Organisation: Army
Military Unit/Group: 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers
Rank: Private
Service Number: 10451

Relatives

Father Frederick Oliver ING
Mother Emma ING
Brother Alfred W ING
Brother Percy ING
Brother Walter ING
Sister Marjorie ING

Additional information

Sidney Ing was born between January and March 1892, to parents Frederick Oliver and Emma Ing. He had three older brothers, Alfred, Percy and Walter and a younger sister, Marjorie. They lived in 6, Priory Cottages in Cookham Rise and by 1911, they had moved along to no. 4 Priory Cottages. By then, only Sidney and Marjorie were living in the family home. Their father was a General Labourer in the 1901 census and by 1911 Sidney was an under gardener - probably from the day he left school at 14. His sister had found work as a dressmaker's apprentice. All three brothers served in the War.
Sidney and his brothers enlisted but only two survived the War. Sidney joined the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) as a Private in the 8th Battalion. The battalion had been formed in August as part of Kitchener's K1 Army and landed in France in May 1915. They had moved back to the Front Line in mid February 1916 and he was killed at the Hohenzollern Redoubt during the battle of Loos. He had just celebrated his 24th birthday. His commemoration on the Loos Memorial, at Pas de Calais, France, suggests that his body was not found. (Panel 25 - 27).

Resources

Summary: Loos Memorial

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