Sapper Clarence Sydney William Sivil

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

May 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Machine tool shop worker


Commer Cars, Biscot Road

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

43 Ridgway Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Fins New British Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 14th June 1917
Sapper Clarence Sydney William Sivil

Sapper Clarence Sydney William Sivil, 78498, 4th Field Survey Company Royal Engineers, was killed in action in France on May 27th, 1917. He was aged 20.

He had enlisted in the Royal Engineers in November 1914 and the following month went to Egypt with other Lutonians. He afterwards took part in the Dardanelles campaign, landing with the Anzacs in Anzac Cove in April 1915.

The following August he was invalided home with shell shock, but the following December went to France and took part in many engagements. In December 1916 he came home again suffering from trench fever. He was drafted back to France again in April 1917, around a month before his death.

The old boy of Old Bedford Road School was the only son of Clarence Sydney and Elizabeth Ann Sivil, of 43 Ridgway Road, Luton. Before enlistment he worked in the machine tool shop at Commer Cars, Biscot Road.

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Sapper Clarence Sydney William Sivil

Author: Deejaya

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