Private Sidney Medcalf

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

15 Dec 1917


Diamond Foundry, Dallow Road

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

33 Ashton Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Ramleh Military Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 24th January 1918

Pte Sidney Medcalf, 32647, 1/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment, was killed in action near Jerusalem on December 15th, 1917. He was aged 19.

The son of Jonathan (John) and Lizzie (nee Gurney) Medcalf, of 33 Ashton Street [later Gillam Street], Luton, he joined up in February 1917 and, after training at St Albans and Felixstowe, went to Egypt in the following August. Before the war he was employed at the Diamond Foundry in Dallow Road, Luton.

Older brother Henry had joined the 5th Bedfords (200557) in September 1914. He was invalided home with dysentery after going through the Dardanelles campaign, but later transferred to Egypt and was wounded in battle in Palestine in 1917. He returned to his unit.

Sidney's body was re-interred in the Ramleh War Cemetery, near Jaffa, in June 1919.

Author: Deejaya

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