Other names: Sidney
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersBarnet, MiddlesexRugby, WarwickshireBirmingham, Warwickshire
Story: Sidney Brockway was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 25 Sep 1893 and baptised at St. James Church, Shaftesbury, on 3 Dec 1893 the son of Mary Ellen Brockway (no father was recorded). He lived his early life in St. James, Shaftesbury. He had enlisted on 8 Sep 1914 and joined the Royal Engineers as a Sapper (Service No. 48669). He served in France and Flanders during which time he received gun shot wounds to the right thigh on 2 Jul 1916 and was off duty until 3 Oct 1916. He returned to join the 149th Field Company and was finally discharged on 13 Mar 1919 returning to his home at 41 St. James Street, Shaftesbury. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. He married Ethel Marie Brazier in Barnet, Middlesex, in 1924. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 7 Old Council Houses, Rugby, Warwickshire, working as a Builders Labourer. His death was recorded in the Birmingham, Warwickshire, Registry in 1942.