Payne, S T J
SIDNEY/SYDNEY THOMAS JAMES PAYNE
Remembered with honour Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery British Extension: Plot V, Row C, Grave 6.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Sidney’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Sidney in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 15 June 1918; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 31 May 1919.
Son of Thomas and Minnie Evelyn (nee PRITCHARD) PAYNE of Watford.
His parents married 31 July 1897 at St Andrew’s, Watford. Thomas died 5 July 1953 in Watford aged 83, and was buried 9 July in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Minnie died 21 July 1954 in Watford aged 82, and was buried 27 July, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Sidney was born 5 August 1899 in Watford, and baptised 3 September 1899 at St Paul’s, Chipperfield, Herts. He attended Victoria Junior School, Watford; then Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 6 September 1909 to 25 July 1913. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 1 he lived in Watford, with his parents and no siblings. On the 1911 Census, at school aged 11, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings.
Date of death30*/05/1918
Age at death18
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)