Sidney Charles Morgan

Surname: Morgan
Other names: Sidney Charles
Other people in this story:
George Morgan
Emily Morgan née Brockway
Annie Louisa Morgan
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Salisbury, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Guernsey, Channel Islands

Sidney Charles Morgan was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 22nd December 1885, the son of George Morgan and Emily Morgan (née Brockway).  Apart from Military Service he spent all his life in and around Shaftesbury.    He married Annie Louisa Morgan at Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, on 8th October 1910 and they went on to have one son.  He enlisted on 26 Sep 1914 and joined, successively, the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 20090), the Royal Engineers (Transport) as a Sapper (Service No. T/2903) and the Royal Engineers (Service No. 508483).  He served in France & Flanders from 12 Feb 1917 to 7 Apr 1918 after which he was posted to 166th Fortress Company based at Fort George, Guernsey, Channel Islands. Following his discharge on 19 Feb 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  The 1921 Census shows him living at 4 Coppice Street, Shaftesbury, working as a Fitter and Turner for J. Farris & Sons, Agricultural Engineers, of Shaftesbury. By the time of the 1939 Register he had moved to 56 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, still working as a Fitter and Turner (Agricultural Work).   He died in the Newbridge Hospital, Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 14th April 1961 and was buried in the Shaftesbury Town Cemetery on 18 Apr 1961.

Sidney's brother Percival Stewart (b.1887) also served in the war, with the King's Dragoon Guards.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Percival Stewart Morgan