Rank or Title

War time / or Pre War occupation

Painter

Employer

Fred Pearce, Cowper Street

Service Number

522873

Place of Birth

Luton
United Kingdom

World War I Address

7 St Paul's Road
Luton
United Kingdom

Place of Death

France

Grave Location

France

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier
Sapper Sidney Mooring

Sapper Sidney Mooring, 522873, 12th Field Company Royal Engineers, was killed in action in France on March 21st, 1918. He was aged 33 and left a widow, Alice, living at 7 St Paul's Road, Luton.

He joined the East Anglian Royal Engineers in May 1916 and trained at Maidenhead and Marlow before going to France in May 1917. Prior to enlistment he worked as a painter for house decorator Mr Fred Pearce, of Cowper Street.

Comrade Sapper J. W. Ford, wrote to Alice: "It was a terrible experience for us, and I do not know how many of us came out alive. We have lost all we possessed."

Sidney, a former player with the Trinity football team, was the son of Samuel and the late Sarah (died 1905) Mooring, of 86 Cobden Street, Luton. He married Alice Cook on September 4th, 1909, at St Saviour's Church, Luton, a church with which he had past connections.

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Sapper Sidney Mooring

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