Other names: Sidney Vandyke
Locations in this story: Handswworth, BirminghamDardenellesHelles Memorial, TurkeyKantaraColombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)Marlborough CollegeSt. Chrysostom Church, BirminghamSixpenny Handley, DorsetCaversham, Reading
Story: Sidney Vandyke Hasluck was born on 11th November, 1888 in Handsworth, Birmingham and baptised on 1st January, 1889 at St. Chrysostom Church, Birmingham. He was the son of the Rev. Ernest Edward Hasluck, Rector of Sixpenny Handley, and Agnes Milborough Hasluk (nee Eliot). He went to Marlborough College, where he was in the Cadet Corps, and later on served for three years with the Dorset Yeomanry. On 27th September, 1907, he sailed for Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) where he became a tea planter. He had joined the Ceylon Mounted Rifles at the outbreak of war and later transferred to the Indian Army Reserve of Officers where he obtained a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant. At the time of his death he was attached to the the 14th Kings George's Own Ferozapore Sikhs and served in the Kantara and the Dardenelles. He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals and was Mentioned in Dispatches. He died on 4th June 1915 and his name appears on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey (Panel 253). He is remembered on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial, on the Marlborough College Roll of Honour and on the British Army Bond of Sacrifice. By 1923 his parents were living in Caversham, Reading, Berkshire.