Private Sydney Jesse Gurney


Pte Sydney Jesses Gurney, 17976, 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment,was killed in action on the Somme on July 11th, 1916. He was aged 26.

Born in Tingrith in 1889, he lived there all his life, working as a farm labourer before enlisting. He is commemorated on a brass plaque in St Nicholas Church, Tingrith.

Parents Jesse and Sarah Gurney later moved to live at 'Lorenzo,' Marsh Road, Leagrave.


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