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Date of Birth
Date of Death
9 Sep 1916
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte Sidney George Peters, 26088, 9th Battalion The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, died on September 9th, 1916, from wounds sustained in action on the Somme.
The news about their eldest son reached his father George and mother Alice at their home in Bury Road [now St Thomas's Road], Stopsley, two weeks later through an army chaplain at the No 36 Casualty Clearing Station in France. The wounds Sidney had sustained were so grievous that moving him was an impossibility, they learned.
For several years Sidney was a clerk at the Luton Gas Works, where his father also worked, as a stoker. The 26-year-old was also a church worker, teaching at Sunday school in Stopsley and he was also a bass singer in the choir.
Sidney had previously served in the Bedfordshire Regiment (26065).