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Sydney was born in 1885 the son of John Thomas a joiner and Martha Dyer (née Sandford), of Dyers Cottages,Mansfield Road Redhill Nottingham. His father was born in 1859 at Arnold, his mother in 1858 at Dunsby Lincolnshire. They married in 1882. Sydney was the brother of Hilda Annie b.1883, Henry Percy b.1884, Beatrice Ethel b.1888, John William b.1891 and Minnie b.1905. All the children were born at Redhill. In 1907 Sydney married Emily Davis and in 1911 they lived on Front Street Arnold and later at Mill Cottages Cross Street Arnold.
He was employed as a farm labourer
13 Jun 1917
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Mill Cottage Cross Street Arnold
1st Bn The Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment)
He attested on 11th December 1915 at Arnold and went into the army reserve. On 7th June 1916 he was mobilised, had a medical on the 8th and was posted on 9th June 1916. He was then on home service until he went to Belgium on the 14th January 1917 serving near Mount Sorrel in the Ypres Salient. On the 13th June the battalion were relieved by the 9th Battalion East Surrey Regiment during the night and they made their way back to Brigade Reserve at Dickebusch where Sydney became a casualty of heavy enemy shelling. He has no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Menin Gate Panel 55
In memoriam published 13th June 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “DYER. – In loving memory of Pte. Sidney Dyer, the beloved husband of Emily Dyer, Mill Cottage, Redhill, who was killed in action June 13th, 1917. One year has passed, but still I miss him, some may think the wound has healed, but they little know the sorrow deep within my heart concealed. – From his sorrowing wife, Emily. “DYER. – In loving memory of Pte. Sidney Owen Dyer, beloved son of J. T. and M. Dyer, Redhill. One of the bravest one of the best, while doing his duty was called to rest. They will be done, 'tis hard to say, when the one we loved is called away.” Above in memoriam are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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