Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.

S. Garbett

Sidney George Garbett was born at Netchwood in 1894 and was baptised at Monk Hopton Parish Church on 25th November. He was the son of Richard Garbett, bricklayer, and his wife, Margaret Anne.

In 1911, aged 16, Sidney was working as a Cowman on a farm, at Middleton Priors.

Sidney enlisted in the King's Shropshire Light Infantry at Bridgnorth. He served with the 7th Battalion, going to France in 1916 or early 1917. He died from wounds on 26th April, 1917, probably at the 8th Casualty Clearing Station at Duisans. He is likely to have received his wounds at either the First or Second Battle of the Scarpe (9th and 23rd April, 1917 - parts of the Battle of Arras 1917). Sidney is buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France.

Private Sidney Garbett, 22350 KSLI, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.

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