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Sydney was born in 1897 in Bulwell and was the son of George W and Mrs Waldron of 10 Jennison Street, Bulwell. His father George was born in 1868 in Loughborough and his mother was born in 1871 in Castle Donnington. They were married C1890 and had a total of 10 children , however 2 died in infancy prior to 1911. His siblings were Archie b1891 Castle Donnington Leicestershire, Stella b1892 Castle Donnington, Leicestershire, Maud b1894 Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, Elsie b1902 Bulwell, Clarice b1904 Bulwell, Alec b1908 Bulwell. In the 1911 census the family are living at 10 Jennison Street, Bulwell they are shown as Mr Waldron 43 yrs a basket maker for the blind institution, he is living with his wife shown as Mrs Waldron 40 yrs and their children, Archie 20 yrs a fireman in the railway industry, Stella 19 yrs a carriage straightener in the lace industry, Maud 17 yrs a carriage straightener in the lace industry, Sydney 14 yrs a wedger in a pottery works, Elsie 9 yrs , Clarice 7 yrs and Alec 2 yrs. also at the address is Mrs Waldron 68 yrs a widow born in Sutton Bonnington.
22 Apr 1918
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9th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Private Sidney Waldron, enlisted in Nottingham and served with the 9th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, he was killed in action on 22nd April 1918. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot memorial.
Nottingham Post notice (abridged), 4 June 1918: 'Waldron. Killed in action 22nd April, Private S Waldron, age 21. Father, mother, brother, Harold in France, little brothers and sister, brother and sister Arch and Maggie, sisters Stella, Maude, Elsie and Clarice.' In memoriam notices published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 22nd April 1919 :- “WALDRON. – In ever loving memory of our dear son, Pte. S. Waldron, who fell in action April 22nd, 1918. Oh, what would we give, dear loved one, to clasp your hand and bid you welcome home; but angels in their tender care are guarding our loved one sleeping there. – Loving father, mother, and sister Dolly (Bulwell). “WALDRON. – In ever-loving memory of our dear brother, who fell in action April 22nd, 1918. His cheerful ways and smiling face are pleasant to recall, he had a kindly word for each and died beloved by all. – From his brothers Arch and Harold, sister-in-law Maggie, and nephew Willie (Ashern). “WALDRON. – In ever-loving memory of our dear brother, Pte. S. Waldron, who fell in action April 22nd, 1918. In our aching hearts there was only one prayer – that you could return safe home again, dear loved on, our lives to share, it's so lonely without you, dear brother, here. – Loving sisters Stella, Maud, Elsie, Clarice, and little brothers (Bulwell).” Above notices are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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