1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Sidney Herbert Kingsman

Contributed by: Martin Kingsman, on 2008-11-13

Sidney Herbert Kingsman
First Name Sidney Herbert
Surname Kingsman
Year of Birth 1886
Year of Death 1944
Regiment Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence Croydon, Surrey

Sidney Herbert's Story

Sidney was my grandfather who I never met. he was awarded the Military medal for bravery in the field, twice. The first occasion was in 1918 during operations N.W of Bapaume. The second occasion is not dated.

He was recommended for the DCM on the second occasion, but this was downgraded to the bar to his military medal.

No one in the family knew of these awards until the death of my Father recently, when the medals came to light.

Other memories

Anonymous 2008-11-18

Sidney survived WW1, but was killed by a flying bomb in WW2 on his birthday.

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