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  • Poppy tribute by William Nix's grave, Nottingham General Cemetery, also commemorating Sidney Nix.  Photograph Rachel Farrand (December 2017).
Person Details
Nottingham
Sidney was the son of William and Ellen Nix (nee Warsop). William and his wife Ellen were both born in 1862 (Ellen A/M/J Nottingham, William O/N/D Nottingham) and were married in 1884 (A/M/J Nottingham). According to the 1911 Census when they had been married for 26 years, they had had ten children of whom only six were still living. Their surviving children were William (birth registered 1884 J/F/M Nottingham), Sidney (also Sydney) b. 1891 (O/N/D Nottingham), Elizabeth (Lizzie) b. 1896 (A/M/J Nottingham), Charlotte Ellen b. 1897 (J/A/S Nottingham), Mabel (birth registered 1901 J/F/M Nottingham) and Eliza (birth registered 1905 J/F/M Nottingham). The family has not yet been traced on the 1891 Census. In 1901 William (38) a carriage hand (probably in the lace trade), and Ellen (39), a lace clipper, were living at 18 White Street, off Carter Gate, Nottingham, and four of their five children were in the home on the night of the census: Sydney (9), Elizabeth (4), Charlotte (3) and Mabel (3 months). The youngest girl, Eliza, was born four years later. The family was still living at the same address in 1911. William (48) was now registering as an invalid. Ellen (48) was a lace drawer. Five of their six children were at home on the night of the census: Sidney (19) a brickmaker's labourer, Lizzie (14) who worked for a veiling manufacturer, Charlotte (13) a lace hand working from home, and Mabel (10) and Eliza (6) who were both at school. Sidney's brother, William, served in the King's Royal Rifles (6272 Rifleman) and was in theatre (France) from 22 August 1914. He was severely wounded and died on 4 October 1919 as a result of his injuries (Nottingham General Cemetery). Sidney's father died at the end of 1918 (Dec Nottingham) at the age of 55. In September 1919 Sidney's mother completed a form for the army listing his surviving blood relatives: Mother: Ellen Nix, 31 Brougham Street, Southwell Road, Nottingham Brother: William Nix (35), Ellerslie House, Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham Sisters: Mrs E Hardy (23) 85(?) Nelson Street, Southwell Road and Charlotte Nix (22), Mabel Nix (18) and Elizabeth (sic) (14), all of 31 Brougham Street, Nottingham. Ellen Nix died at the age of 64 in 1926 (Dec Nottingham).
Sidney was a brickmaker's labourer in 1911. When he attested in 1915 he was a window cleaner.
10 Mar 1917
25
1658288 - CWGC Website
22471
18 White Street, off Carter Gate, Nottingham
Private
2nd Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Sidney attested at the age of 22 on 26 October 1915 and joined at Nottingham the same day. He joined the 10th (2nd Res.) Bn, Leicestershire Regiment, on 2 November 1915 and was posted on 14 May 1916. He was killed in action in Mesopotamia; he has no known grave and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial (Panel 12). He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Poppy tribute by William Nix's grave, Nottingham General Cemetery (December 2017): 'William Nix died from wounds 1919. Brother Sydney Nix 25 years, killed in action 1917.'
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  • Poppy tribute by William Nix's grave, Nottingham General Cemetery, also commemorating Sidney Nix.  Photograph Rachel Farrand (December 2017).
    Sidney Nix - Poppy tribute by William Nix's grave, Nottingham General Cemetery, also commemorating Sidney Nix. Photograph Rachel Farrand (December 2017).