Other names: Sidney William
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetSt. Peter's Church, ShaftesburyHoly Trinity Church, ShaftesburyGold Hill, ShaftesburyMilitary Hospital, Farnham, Surrey
Story: 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). His siblings included Harry Walter, born in 1886, who also died in the war. 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.