Rifleman John Archibald Sives

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

28 Feb 1918


Burgess mineral water works

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

70 May Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death

19th General Hospital

Grave Location

Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 14th March 1918
Rifleman John Archibald Sives

Rifleman John Archibald Sives, 209436, 21st (Midland) Battalion Rifle Brigade, died in the 19th General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, from appendicitis on February 28th, 1918. His age is widely given as 49, although records suggest he was born in Cannock, Staffordshire, in the first quarter of 1874.

John married Luton girl Jane Hucklesby in Luton in 1895. At the time of his death his widow was living at 70 May Street, Luton.

In the 1911 Census he was described as a 38-year-old straw plait dyer living with Jane and three daughters at 131 New Town Street, Luton. In the 1901 Census he was listed as a 26-year-old straw plait dyer living at the same address with Jane and one daughter.

John's obituary in The Luton News on March 14th, 1918, said that before enlistment three years previously he worked at the Burgess mineral water factory in Luton. He had served in Egypt for two years.

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Rifleman John Archibald Sives

Author: Deejaya

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