Person:Sidney Wallis (1)

Sidney Charles Wallis
d.26 Sep 1915 France
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Name Sidney Charles Wallis
Gender Male
Birth? 29 Dec 1890 South Lopham, Norfolk, England
Christening? 13 Sep 1891 Redgrave, Suffolk, EnglandSt Botolph's Church
Marriage 1912 Suffolk, Englandto Florence Barbara Noble
Death? 26 Sep 1915 France
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Because of his middle name, may be the son of Charles BULLOCK.

1891 - With mother in grandparents' household at Walnut Tree Farm, South Lopham. Name recorded as Sydney C WALLIS.

1891, September - Baptism: Sidney Charles, Mother (only) Elizabeth WALLIS, single woman, South Lopham; born Dec 29 1890.

1901 - With mother in household of grandmother and step-grandfather in Silver Street, South Lopham. Scholar, aged 10, born at South Lopham, Norfolk. Name recorded as Sidney Charles WALLIS.

From CWGC: Name: WALLIS, SIDNEY C; Initials: S C; Nationality: United Kingdom; Rank: Private; Regiment: Bedfordshire Regiment; Unit Text: 8th Bn.; Age: 24; Date of Death: 26/09/1915; Service No: 21288; Additional information: Husband of Florence Barbara Baxter (formerly Wallis), of Black Cottages, Redgrave, Diss; Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead; Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 41; Cemetery: LOOS MEMORIAL.

The Loos Memorial forms the side and back of Dud Corner Cemetery, and commemorates over 20,000 officers and men who have no known grave, who fell in the area from the River Lys to the old southern boundary of the First Army, east and west of Grenay. Dud Corner Cemetery stands almost on the site of a German strong point, the Lens Road Redoubt, captured by the 15th (Scottish) Division on the first day of the battle. The name "Dud Corner" is believed to be due to the large number of unexploded enemy shells found in the neighbourhood after the Armistice. On either side of the cemetery is a wall 15 feet high, to which are fixed tablets on which are carved the names of those commemorated. At the back are four small circular courts, open to the sky, in which the lines of tablets are continued, and between these courts are three semicircular walls or apses, two of which carry tablets, while on the centre apse is erected the Cross of Sacrifice.