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Sidney Charles Fry: Friday 15th September 1916

Sidney enlisted in Handle Street in the City and became Lance Corporal 1900 in the 1st Batt. Royal Fusiliers and was killed in action and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.  Probate was granted to his widow for £377/15/-.

Sidney’s parents were Charles Edwin and Emma Julia Fry of 36 Brodrick Road. His father was a jeweller/watchmaker who kept a shop.  In 1901 the family were already living in Brodrick Road.  They probably moved there a couple of years earlier as the majority of the children were born in the parish of St George Hanover Square.

The family consisted of eleven children in 1911:  Stanley Harbourne, aged 23, Beatrice Emma, aged 21, Elizabeth Gertrude, aged 20, Sidney Charles, aged 18, Russell George, aged 17, Arthur William, aged 15, Jessie Mary, aged 13, Leonard Edwin, aged 11, Frances Emma, aged 9, Clarence John, aged 7, and Ernest James aged 4. The youngest 3 were born locally and one must have died in infancy.  Two children Frances Edna and Clarence John were not at home for the census.

Nine of the Fry children were baptised by Rev Wood at St Mary Magdalene in a batch on 5 November 1903. The eldest Stanley was baptised a couple of weeks later on 29 November.

Sidney’s wife, Annie Louisa moved to 163 Heythorpe Road, Southfields after his death.