Other names: Sidney Herbert
Locations in this story: Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, DorsetKensington, LondonHartley Witney, HampshireEastbourne, Sussex
Story: Sidney Herbert Burt was born at Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 26th June 1898 and baptised there on 7th August 1898, the son of Abel Burt and Amy Burt (née Willis). He lived all his early life at The Drove and The Chalk, Iwerne Minster. He enlisted and served with the 2nd Squadron of the Life Guards (Household Cavalry) as a Trooper (Service No. 4008). He was later attached to the Machine Gun Corps (Service No. 4375). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals. By the 1921 Census he was recorded still serving in the Life Guards but no date of discharge has been found. His marriage to Alice Smith was recorded at the Kensington, London, Registry in 1922. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at The Old Laundry, Church Road, Hartley Witney, Hampshire, and was working as a Chauffeur/Gardener as well as being an ARP Warden. His death was recorded in the Eastbourne, Sussex, Registry in 1987. His brother, Augustus Henry Burt, also served in the conflict and both their names appear on a Roll of Honour published privately in Iwerne Minster after the war. Printed source: "Iwerne Minster Before, During, and After the Great War", edited by P. Anderson Graham, printed for Private Circulation only.