Other names: Sidney
Locations in this story: East Knoyle, WiltshireSt Mary's Church, East KnoyleMilton, East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Story: Sidney Jukes was born on 10th January, 1899 in East Knoyle and baptised there on 12th February, 1899. He was the son of Joseph Jukes, a Farm Carter, and Elizabeth Jukes (née Norris). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, a Scholar and living at Milton, East Knoyle, Wiltshire. He enlisted sometime early in 1918 in the Royal Flying Corps (shortly to become the Royal Air Force) and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1st April, 1918. By then he had seen some service in France albeit he had spent time in hospital in Boulogne. Once fit for duty he was posted to the 4th Training Depot, Hooton Park. It was whilst flying over Cheshire on 27th November, 1918 that he was in a flying accident when his aircraft, a Dolphin C4101, had a mid-air collision with an Avro 504 piloted by Sgt. Joseph Buckley. Both men were killed as a result. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. Following his death he was buried in the cemetery extension at St. Mary's Church, East Knoyle (grave id. 246). He is remembered on the East Knoyle War Memorial as Sydney Jukes.