Sear, S H
SIDNEY HERBERT SEAR
Remembered with honour Canada Farm Cemetery: Plot III, Row D, Grave 17.
He enlisted in London, and entered the war in Egypt. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 19 December 1915, and was killed in action at Pilkem Ridge. Unfortunately, Sidney’s Service record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Frederick and the late Louisa (nee BECKLEY) SEAR; brother of Elsie Gertrude SEAR of Boxmoor, Herts.
His parents married 29 December 1884 at St Luke’s, Kentish Town, London. Louisa died 1908 in the Watford district aged 48, and was buried 9 March in Heath Lane Cemetery, Hemel Hempstead, Herts; Frederick died 8 August 1921 in Hemel Hempstead aged 65, and was buried 11 August, also in Heath Lane Cemetery.
Sidney was born 1891 in Watford, and attended Watford Grammar School from January 1902 to April 1907. He resided in Hemel Hempstead.
On the 1901 Census, aged 9 he lived in Hemel Hempstead, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, an outfitter aged 19, he lived in Lewisham, London.
Unit4th Field Ambulance
Date of death10/10/1917
Age at death25
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)