Other names: Sidney John
Locations in this story: Broad Chalke, WiltshireAlvediston, WiltshireBalkansSalisbury, Wiltshire
Story: Sidney John Scammell was born in Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, on 17 Mar 1888 and baptised there on 3 Jun 1888 the son of James Scammell and Elizabeth Scammell (nee Bridle). He lived his early life in Broad Chalke until by 1911 he had moved with his parents to Crook Hill, Alvediston, Wiltshire, working as a Farm Labourer. He had enlisted on 5 Sep 1914 and joined the Royal Dublin Fusiliers as a Private (Service No. 15331). He served with the 6th and 7th Battalions from 9 Aug 1915 in the Balkans and at one time was an Acting Lance Corporal. He was discharged on 14 Sep 1916 suffering from Pulmonary Tuberculosis and awarded the Silver War Badge No. 83393 as well as a time limited pension. In addition he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 3 Churchfields, Salisbury, Wiltshire, working as a Shepherd on a Farm. His death was recorded in Salisbury during 1973. Of his brothers, William George Edward Scammell served but was regrettably killed in action whilst Edward James Scammell (who had enlisted the same day as Sidney) was discharged due to a physical disability.