Other names: Sidney
Locations in this story: Farnham, DorsetFrance & FlandersArras Memorial, FranceDean, Sixpenny Handley, DorsetGussage St. Andrew, DorsetGrantham, LincolnshireBlandford
Story: Sidney Weeks was born in 1887 in Dean, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, and baptised at Gussage St Andrew, Dorset, on 1st January, 1888. He was the son of Edward Jesse Weeks, a Game Keeper, and Sarah Ann Weeks (nee Avery). His siblings included James, born in 1897, who also died in the war whereas Edward Jesse Weeks served and survived. At the time of the 1911 Census Sidney was single, working as a Farm Labourer and living at Farnham, Blandford, Dorset. He married Sybil Gwendoline May Frampton in Grantham, Lincolnshire, on 1st March, 1915 but their child, Arthur Leslie Weeks, was born in 1914 and baptised at Gussage St. Andrew on 14th June, 1914. Sidney enlisted in Blandford as a Private with the 2nd Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 29665). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 24th April 1917 and his name appears on the Arras Memorial in France (Bay 7). He is remembered on the Farnham War Memorial. His wife re-married a Roy Robert Pearce in 1918.