Sidney Irons.


Local paper clippings.

22/6/1917 = Lce. Corpl. Sidney Irons, of Diddington, Killed.  With deep sorrow we have to report the death of Lce. Corpl. Sidney Irons, of Diddington (Warwicks), who was reported killed in action on April 11th.  His wife received the sad news on 14th June.  He was previously reported wounded and missing on that date.  He joined the Bedfords in September 1914, but was medically discharged a month later.  He joined the Cyclists in November 1914, but was afterwards transferred to the Warwicks.  He was wounded on September 2nd, 1916 and was sent to France again on March 9th of this year.

 1/7/1917 = Lance Corpl. Sidney Irons, Royal Warwicks, of Diddington, has been officially reported as wounded and missing since April 11th.  Mrs. Irons received the sad news on the 5th of May, and can hear nothing since.  She will be very glad if this should meet the eye of any of his comrades, and if they will write to her at Diddington at once.  Everyone sympathies most deeply with Mr. & Mrs. Irons as they lost one son. Pte. E. Irons, who was killed in February, and now they are suffering the terrible suspense concerning the fate of this one.

Sidney Irons was a Lance Corporal with the regimental number 30260 in the 1st Battalion the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He was killed in action on Wednesday 11th April 1917 whilst serving in France & Flanders, he was 24 years of age. He was born in and lived at Diddington, a short distance from Huntingdon where he enlisted as private 954 in the Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. He was the son of Charles and Anne Irons, of Diddington and husband of Margaret Irons, of Bury Road, Mildenhall, Suffolk. He was then buried in Brown's Copse Cemetery, Roeux, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. B. 4.

Information taken from a local newspaper dated the 22/6/1917 = Lce.-Corpl. Sidney Irons, of Diddington, Killed.

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