Shared Photo: My dad Sidney. before 1914, when his regiment, the Essex regiment was deployed to France in WWI

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I wanted to share this family photo of Ann Ward's future husband with the community. Location: Warley Barracks, Essex, England. Date: 1913. Approx. He went on to serve in th Essex Regiment on the Western Front in France till the end of WWI meeting my mother Ann in 1946.
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Your dad Sidney certainly was a handsome man sitting there in his uniform,

How wonderful he married your mum, wonderful photo that you for sharing

You must have been very proud of him
by Susan Laursen G2G Astronaut (2.8m points)
Hi Susan,

Thanks for that, yes he was special. He survived WWI on the front line, and after starting his career in the army as a private he retired as Regimental Sargent Major in 1945 but fell victim to cancer in 1948, so my mum only had a few years with him, but long enough for me to come along!
Thank you John for give me a star how kind of you.

What a sad story about your dad he died 1948 of cancer, how devastating for your mum and you, how sad you never really know him.

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