Sidney Arthur Lake

Rank Gunner
Service No 60473
Date of Death 28/11/1918
Age Unknown
Regiment/Service Royal Garrison Artillery 138th Heavy Batttery
Cemetery Le Cateau Communal Cemetery

Sidney was the youngest of five children, three of whom predeceased him, born to Arthur (1855-1933) and Edith Juliana Lake, nee Bunker, (1854-1925). Sidney was born on 28th August 1891 at Pirton, near Hitchin, Hertfordshire and baptised on Christmas Day 1891 at St Mary the Virgin, Pirton. By 1911 he was working as a cowman on a farm in Pirton. He married Dorothy Kate Disbrey (1895-1976) on 15th June 1915 in St Paul's Finchley.

He joined up on 18th October 1915, listing his address as 7 Queens Cottages, Squires Lane, Finchley and his occupation as a cold shoer of horses. He died in hospital 17 days after the war ended.