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Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Sidney Appleby was born in Worksop in 1893. His parents, Thomas and Jane Appleby, had previously moved around the country going from Suffolk to Yorkshire before finally settling in Worksop around 1891 living at John Street. Sydney had six siblings. By 1901 they were residing at 13 Westgate, Worksop.
30 May 1916
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Lance Sergeant
2nd Bn York and Lancaster Regiment
Sydney joined the regular army jointly with his brother Edwin in 1912. Both served in the 2nd Battalion of the Yorks and Lancs Regiment which was at Limerick as part of the 16th Brigade of the 16th Division at the outbreak of the war. The Division landed in France on 9 September 1914 and took part in The Battles of the Aisne and Armentieres as the Germans and the Allied armies tried to outflank each other. The Winter and Spring saw action in the muddy trenches of the Ypres Salient where Sydney was killed on 30 May 1916 probably when taking part in training for an attack on Pilckem Ridge. No. 3/2521 L/Sgt Sydney Appleby is buried at Essex Farm Cemetery near Ypres. His enrolment form states that he was born in Worksop where he lived with his family at 13 Westgate before moving to Barnsley where he worked as an underground coal trammer. Courtesy of Robert Illett
Sydney Appleby is further commemorated in the books of remembrance held at Gainsborough Library and All Saints Church Gainsborough.
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