Other names: Sidney
Locations in this story: Motcombe, Shaftesbury, DorsetSouthampton, HampshireGreat Chart, Ashford, KentArmley, Leeds, West Riding, Yorkshire
Story: Sidney Pitman was born in Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 27 May 1883 and baptised there on 24 Jun 1883 the son of Dan Pitman and Mary Ann Pitman (nee Gray). He spent much of his early life at North End Lane, Motcombe. He married Catherine Emily Dengate in the Southampton, Hampshire, Registry area in 1909. Their home was at Great Chart, Ashford, Kent. Sidney enlisted and joined the Army Service Corps as a Private (Service No. M2/103268). He served with the 1034th (Motor Transport) Company though it is not known in which theatre of war. On his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. His address on the Absent Voters List for 1918/1919 was given as Elm Hill, Motcombe. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 5 Croton Place, Armley, Leeds, West Riding, Yorkshire, working as an Engineering Works Photographer. His wife died in 1942 and he went on to marry Evelyn May Dengate (nee Knights) in Leeds during 1944. ((Evelyn was Sidney's sister-in-law having married Reginald Charles Dengate (Catherine's younger brother). Reginald died in 1943 from the effect of wounds received when he had served in WW1.)) Sidney's death was recorded at the Leeds General Infirmary on 24 Oct 1960. His brother, Arthur Victor Pitman, also served in the conflict.