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Sapper Clarence Sydney William Sivil, 78498, 4th Field Survey Company Royal Engineers, was killed in action in France on May 27th, 1917. He was aged 20.
He had enlisted in the Royal Engineers in November 1914 and the following month went to Egypt with other Lutonians. He afterwards took part in the Dardanelles campaign, landing with the Anzacs in Anzac Cove in April 1915.
The following August he was invalided home with shell shock, but the following December went to France and took part in many engagements. In December 1916 he came home again suffering from trench fever. He was drafted back to France again in April 1917, around a month before his death.
The old boy of Old Bedford Road School was the only son of Clarence Sydney and Elizabeth Ann Sivil, of 43 Ridgway Road, Luton. Before enlistment he worked in the machine tool shop at Commer Cars, Biscot Road.