Remembered with honour Leavesden (All Saints) Churchyard.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 5 November 1914, and died in Bristol Hospital of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Sidney’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There are articles about Sidney in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 25 September 1915 and in the Watford Illustrated dated 2 October 1915; plus In Memoriams in the Observer dated 23 September 1916, 21 September 1918 and 20 September 1919.
Son of George and Clara Elizabeth Catlin (nee NORTH) STEVENS.
His parents married 26 December 1887 at All Saints, Leavesden. Clara died 21 March 1930 in Leavesden aged 67. George remarried 1931 in the Battersea, London, district to Minnie Maria FELLOWS. She died 20 February 1940 aged 64; George died 22 March 1940 aged 79; both in Leavesden.
Sidney was born 1890 in Ridge, Herts, and baptised 16 March 1891 at St Margaret’s, Ridge. He resided in Watford, and was buried 25 September 1915.
On the 1891 Census, Sidney aged 7 months lived in South Mymms, Middx, with his parents and no siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 10 he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, he is proving elusive.
Date of death20/09/1915
Age at death24
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)