Brightman, S C
SIDNEY CHARLES BRIGHTMAN
Remembered with honour Jerusalem Memorial: Panel 9.
He was gazetted in January 1915 as Second Lieutenant to the Northamptonshire Regiment. Recalled in July to supervise building of munitions works. Went to Egypt October 1917, killed in action in Palestine. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, which were sent to his widow of Watford.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Sidney in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 30 March 1918; plus another article in the issue dated 6 April 1918.
Son of Charles and Fanny Ferguson (nee ROBERTS (BRIGHTMAN) of Watford; husband of Alice (nee BEER) BRIGHTMAN of Watford.
His parents married 4 February 1883 at St Mary’s, Rickmansworth, Herts. Charles died 24 February 1928 in Watford aged 74, and was buried 29 February in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Fanny died 1 February 1929 in Watford aged 75, and was buried 4 February, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Sidney was born 1884 in Rickmansworth, and attended Watford Grammar School from October 1894 to July 1898. He married 11 October 1906 at St Andrew’s, Watford; they had one child. Alice never remarried; she died 1932 in Watford aged 51, and was buried 18 March in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1891 Census, aged 6 he lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 16 he still lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a builder and contractor aged 22 [sic], he still lived in Watford, with his wife and one child.
Unit521st (London) Field Company
Date of death22/03/1918
Age at death34*
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)