Private 4883, 20th Battalion Royal Fusiliers.

Killed in action 20th July 1916, age 21.

Remembered on the Theipval Memorial, France.

Former student of electrical engineering.


Sidney was born in 1894 at Manchester, son of John and Elizabeth Fox of Glenholme, 14 Lawton Road, Heaton Chapel, Stockport. He was educated at Abbott Street School; Birley Street School; Manchester Central School, and entered Manchester University in 1912 as a student in electrical engineering with a Manchester School of Technology Scholarship. He failed his Intermediate Exams.

Sidney was a member of the Manchester University Officer Training Corps from October 1912 to September 1914, and enlisted on 4th September 1914 into 20th Battalion Royal Fusiliers.