Other names: Sidney Albert
Locations in this story: Sixpenny Handley, DorsetPoole, DorsetBranksome, DorsetFrance & FlandersYeovil, SomersetMartock, Somerset
Story: Sidney Albert Weeks was born in Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, in 1879 and baptised there on 13 Jul 1879 the son of John Weeks and Charlotte Weeks (nee Brewer). He lived his early life in Sixpenny Handley. He married Eliza Jane Goad in the Poole, Dorset, Registry area during 1900 and they set up home in Lucas Road, Branksome, Dorset. Regrettably his wife died in 1904. He had enlisted with the Devonshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 13578). He served in France and Flanders from 22 Sep 1915 until he was transferred to the Labour Corps (Service No. 190919). He contracted malaria and also suffered from rheumatism attributable to the conditions of his earlier service for which he eventually received a pension. He was formally discharged on 14 Feb 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He remarried Victoria May White (nee Russ), a widow, in Yeovil, Somerset, during 1920. His early death was recorded in Martock, Somerset, on 16 Jul 1936. His brother, Fred Herbert Weeks, had also served but regrettably died during the conflict.