Sidney William Alner

Surname: Alner
Other names: Sidney William
Other people in this story:
Sidney William Alner
Mary Ellen Alner née Franklin
Harry Walter Alner
Frederick Sidney Alner
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
Gold Hill, Shaftesbury
Military Hospital, Farnham, Surrey

Sidney William Alner was born in 1899 in Shaftesbury. He was the son of Sidney William Alner, a labourer, and Mary Ellen Alner (née Franklin). At the time of the 1911 Census, he was single and living with the family at 14 Gold Hill, Shaftesbury. He enlisted as a Private in the Hampshire Regiment (Service No. 28329) and at the time of death was with the 1st Battalion. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died at the Military Hospital in Farnham, Surrey, on 19th November 1918 and was buried at Holy Trinity Churchyard, Shaftesbury, to the west of the church. He is remembered on the Park Walk War Memorial and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.

Sidney's brothers Harry Walter (b.1886) and Frederick Sidney (b.1896) also served in the war. Sadly Harry died in France less than a month before Sidney.

  • Names on Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • Park Walk War Memorial 2
  • Shaftesbury Park Walk War Memorial 03
  • Sidney William Alner headstone
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
Harry Walter Alner
Frederick Sidney Alner