Sidney Joseph Tanner

Census Address: 10 Broad Street
Place of Birth: Sutton Bridge, Lincs
Date of Birth: 1899
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Sydney Joseph Tanner – 10 Broad Street

Sydney Tanner was born in Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire in 1899 but grew up at 10 Broad Street where his family had 4 rooms presumably above the premises of Hart & Son Seed Merchants. His father, Joseph, was a gardener and in 1911 his older brother Arthur (21 years) was working as a moulder in an iron implement works and his sister, Mabel (14 years), had an apprenticeship with a dressmaker. Arthur was still at school.

By 1916 when he joined the Lincolnshire Regiment, he was working as a Solicitor’s Clerk and still living at 10 Broad Street. He was posted in March 1917 but was missing by early 1918.

The Stamford Naval & Military War Pensions Committee wrote to the Regiment requesting information. Whether he had been taken prisoner or not is not clear but he was found and demobbed in October 1919. He was awarded the British and Victory Medals. He suffered from Pulmonary TB and died on 6th March 1925. Probate was granted to his father who was then described as a warehouseman.

Sidney was not listed in ‘Stamford in the Great War’.