Private Sidney George Dimmock

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

20 Oct 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation



Hat Materials Ltd, Collingdon Street

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

23 Toddington Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Monchy-le-Preux British Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 3rd November 1917
Pte Sidney George Dimmock

Pte Sidney George Dimmock, 42561, 8th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, was killed in action in France on October 20th, 1917. He was aged 29 and a member of a Lewis gun team.

One of Sidney's chums wrote to parents William and Mary Ann Dimmock, of 'Hiawatha,' Toddington Road, Leagrave: "A bomb which burst in our trench struck him in the head and back, fatally injuring him. Death was practically instantaneous, so that he did not suffer. He is to be buried in a British cemetery lying behind the line in open, undulating country near a French cathedral town [Arras]."

Sidney Dimmock joined up in July 1916 and was wounded after a period of active service in France. He was brought to England but was sent out to the trenches again after a ten-week spell in a London hospital.

Before joining up he was a shareholder in the firm of Hat Materials Ltd, of Collingdon Street, Luton. He is commemorated on both the Leagrave and Luton War Memorials.

Individual Location

Pte Sidney George Dimmock

Author: Deejaya

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