Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

Sidney Vandyke Hasluck

Surname: Hasluck
Other names: Sidney Vandyke
Other people in this story:
Ernest Edward Hasluck
Agnes Milborough Hasluck née Eliot
Elizabeth Hasluck
Locations in this story:
Handswworth, Birmingham
Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
Marlborough College
St. Chrysostom Church, Birmingham
Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Caversham, Reading

Sidney Vandyke Hasluck was born on 11th November, 1888 in Handsworth, Birmingham and baptised on 1st January, 1889 at St. Chrysostom Church, Birmingham. He was the son of the Rev. Ernest Edward Hasluck, Rector of Sixpenny Handley, and Agnes Milborough Hasluk (née Eliot). By 1901 the family had moved to Handley where the Rev. Ernest Hasluck became Rector. However, on the Census of that year Sidney is in Warwickshire at the home of his grandmother, Elizabeth Hasluck. Sidney went to Marlborough College, where he was in the Cadet Corps, and later on served for three years with the Dorset Yeomanry. On 27th September, 1907, he sailed for Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) where he became a tea planter.

Sidney joined the Ceylon Mounted Rifles at the outbreak of war and later transferred to the Indian Army Reserve of Officers where he obtained a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant. At the time of his death he was attached to the the 14th Kings George's Own Ferozapore Sikhs and served in the Kantara and the Dardenelles. He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals and was Mentioned in Dispatches. He was killed in action at Gallipoli on 4th June 1915 and his name appears on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey (Panel 253). He is remembered on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial, on the Marlborough College Roll of Honour, on the British Army Bond of Sacrifice and on De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour. By 1923 his parents were living in Caversham, Reading, Berkshire.

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Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives