Other names: Sidney
Locations in this story: Smith's Hole, Fontmell Magna, DorsetFrance & FlandersThiepval Memorial, France
Story: Sidney Shute was born in 1898 in Fontmell Magna. He was the son of Henry Young Shute, a general labourer, and Anna Shute. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, a Scholar and living at 41 Smith's Hole, Fontmell Magna. He enlisted in the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 13026) and at the time of his death held the rank of Lance Sergeant. He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 11th January 1917 and his name appears on the Thiepval Memorial in France (Pier and Face 7 B). He is remembered on the Fontmell Magna War Memorial, Shaftesbury.