Other names: Sidney Herbert
Locations in this story: Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbuyr, DorsetKensington, LondonHartley Witney, HampshireEastbourne, Sussex
Story: Sidney Herbert Burt was born at Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 26 Jun 1898 and baptised there on 7 Aug 1898 the son of Abel Burt and Amy Burt (nee 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 was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Alice Smith at Kensington, London, in 1922. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at The Old Laundry, Church Road, Hartley Witney, Hampshire, working as a Chauffeur/Gardener as well as being an ARP Warden. His death was recorded in the Eastbourne, Sussex, Registry in 1987.