Sidney Harold Dutt was born in early 1899 in Frindsbury, near Strood. In 1901 the 2-year old was living in Strood, with his father John, a 50-year old housepainter, his mother, Amelia (aged 40), an older brother, and three sisters. Sidney was the youngest child at that point.
In 1901 the family lived at 62, Station Road, Frindsbury. Sidney’s mother had died and his eldest sister was married, but still in the family home. Another sister was a laundry worker, but the third was no longer in the household. Sidney now had a fourth, younger sister, who like him, was a school pupil at the time.
Sidney enlisted in Chatham and he joined the Second Battalion of the Bedfordshire Regiment. He held the rank of private and his regimental number was 240723. He was killed at the age of 19 on 15 April 1918. Sidney is buried at the Canada Farm cemetery near Ieper (Ypres). His father received his effects and war gratuity. His page on Every Man Remembered is here.
1901 England Census [database on-line]. Class: RG13; Piece: 720; Folio: 18; Page: 25
1911 England Census [database on-line]. Class: RG14; Piece: 3867; Schedule Number: 359
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 [database on-line].
National Army Museum; Chelsea, London, England; Soldiers’ Effects Records, 1901-60; NAM Accession Number: 1991-02-333; Record Number Ranges: 679001-680500; Reference: 404