Other names: Sidney John
Locations in this story: Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersBlandford, DorsetCann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Sidney John Ryall was born on 25 Feb 1898 in Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, the son of William Ryall and Eleanor Ryall (nee Goodman). He lived most if his early life in Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury. He enlisted on the 7 Jun 1916 but was not embodied until 24 May 1918 when he joined the 6th (Service) Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private. (Service No. 40961). He served in France as a Lewis Gunner and received a gun shot wound on 18 Oct 1918 from which he recovered. He was discharged on 4 Mar 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He went to live at 31 Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury. He married Emma May Parker in Blandford, Dorset, on 16 Feb 1924 and they went on to have two children. By the 1939 Register he was living at 8 Langton Road, Blandford, Dorset, and working as a bricklayer. He died in Blandford on 15 Dec 1975.