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20 Oct 1917
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte Sidney George Dimmock, 42561, 8th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, was killed in action in France on October 20th, 1917. He was aged 29 and a member of a Lewis gun team.
One of Sidney's chums wrote to parents William and Mary Ann Dimmock, of 'Hiawatha,' Toddington Road, Leagrave: "A bomb which burst in our trench struck him in the head and back, fatally injuring him. Death was practically instantaneous, so that he did not suffer. He is to be buried in a British cemetery lying behind the line in open, undulating country near a French cathedral town [Arras]."
Sidney Dimmock joined up in July 1916 and was wounded after a period of active service in France. He was brought to England but was sent out to the trenches again after a ten-week spell in a London hospital.
Before joining up he was a shareholder in the firm of Hat Materials Ltd, of Collingdon Street, Luton. He is commemorated on both the Leagrave and Luton War Memorials.