Lieutenant, 6th Battalion Manchester Regiment.

Killed in action Saturday 7th August 1915, age 39.

Remembered on the Helles Memorial, panel 158 to 170

Former student of arts.



Sidney, the fourth son of Isaac S. and Iris McDougall was born in January 1876 at Middleton, Lancashire. His father was a manufacturing chemist. He entered Manchester University in 1891 as a student of arts and was head resident of a men’s house as part of the Manchester Art Museum and University Settlement. He went on to gain an M.A. in History at King’s College Cambridge. Sidney was a keen runner and one of the people responsible for the fell running event ‘The Trevelyan Manhunt’, a giant game of tag across 10 square miles of Cumbria which still takes place today. In 1910 he married Marion Iris Waterhouse in and at the outbreak of war was one of the managing directors of McDougall Brothers Limited, the flour manufacturer, which also had connections to his father’s business.

Having been a member of the Officer Training Corps and territorials Sidney was gazetted to the Manchester Regiment on 24th October. He arrived at Gallipoli as part of a draft of replacement troops on 23rd July 1915. He was reported missing after an attack on 7th August and later confirmed killed.

Sidney left effects worth over £28,000 to his widow.