Tollard Royal

Sidney Raymond

Surname: Raymond
Other names: Sidney
Other people in this story:
Henry Raymond
Susan Raymond née Small
Ethel Jane Raymond née Cheeseman
Locations in this story:
Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
West Street, Blandford, Dorset
Poole, Dorset
Winterbourne Whitchurch, Dorset
Exbury, Hampshire

Sidney Raymond was born at Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, on 14th March 1873, the son of Henry Raymond and Susan Raymond (née Small). Before the war Sidney had served for a period in the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment and had been discharged to the Special Reserve. He married Ethel Jane Cheeseman in Winterbourne Whitchurch, Dorset, on 30 Oct 1909. It is not know if there were any children of the marriage. Sidney was re-embodied as a Private on 24th August 1914 with his old Regiment (Service No. 3/269). He was however discharged on 8th October 1914 being 'unlikely to be an efficient soldier'. No medals were awarded. The 1921 Census shows him living in The Village, Exbury, Hampshire, working as a Farm Carter. His last known address, on the 1939 Register, was West Street, Blandford, Dorset, described as a Farm Labourer. He died in January 1945 (Poole, Dorset, Registration).

Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.


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