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L-Cpl Sidney Thomas Andrews, 33003, 8th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, was listed killed in action in France on May 3rd, 1917, after at first being reported missing.
A letter from Capt J. Abbott to widow Alice at 93 Butlin Road, Luton, said nothing had been heard of her husband since he went into action on May 3rd. Several men of the platoon were cut off from the reminder of the company during the attack and were taken prisoner. The writer said he could only conclude at that stage that L-Cpl Andrews was also a prisoner in German hands.
Alice later made an appeal through The Luton News for any news of Sidney, who was serving his last year with the Territorials. He had been in camp with the Territorials when war broke out and went to France just before Christmas 1916.
Sidney Andrews worked for the Skefko Ball Bearing Co Ltd before call up. He had married Alice Mary Carter in 1913 and the couple had two sons, Sidney and Leslie.