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  • Sydney Hargreaves
Person Details
Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire
He was the son of Joseph and Mary Ann Hargreaves and the brother of Walter, Ernest, Lily Adeline, Minnie, Thomas Leslie and Violet Hargreaves. In 1911 they lived at 61, Sutton Road, Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire. In 1911 the family lived at 31, Barleywood Road Sheffield. He was the husband of Gertrude (née Skidmore later Bedford) Hargreaves and the father of Gladys Hargreaves.
In 1911, he was a pump boy below ground.
08 Nov 1918
21
581325 - CWGC Website
29676
Corporal
1st Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Sydney Hargreave died during the battle for Doulers a small village between Mauberge and Avesnes-sur-Helpes.
Dourlers village was in German hands during almost the whole of the First World War. It was taken on 7 November 1918, after heavy fighting, by the 6th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and the 1st K.O.Y.L.I. The communal cemetery was used by the Germans during the war, but in November 1918, a small extension was made by Commonwealth troops at the west end. After the Armistice, the German graves from the communal cemetery and others from the battlefields, together with Commonwealth graves from isolated positions and the following small cemeteries, were brought into the extension:- LIMONT-FONTAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY GERMAN EXTENSION, contained 45 graves; LANCASHIRE CEMETERY, ST. HILAIRE-SUR-HELPE, contained 15 graves. The Extension contains 161 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 14 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to four casualties known or believed to be buried among them. The extension also contains 108 German burials, 62 of which are unidentified.
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    Courtesy of Dave Hargreaves - Sydney Hargreaves