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  • Photgraph published on 8th September 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebok pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Nottingham
Sidney was born in 1894 in Nottingham and was the son of John William a telegraphist and Emma Yealand née Hoffen of 37 St Stephens Road, Nottingham. His father John William was born in 1867 in Nottingham and his mother Emma Hoffen was born in 1870 in Nottingham, they were married in 1890 in Nottingham and went on to have 4 children all of whom were born in Nottingham, William Charles b1892, Sidney b1894, Mabel b1902 and Edith Gertrude b1894. In the 1911 census the family lived at 37 St Stephens Road, Nottingham and were shown as John William 44 yrs a telegraphist, he is living with his wife Emma 41 yrs and their children, William Charles 19 yrs a solicitors clerk, Sidney 17 yrs a warehouseman, Mabel 9 yrs scholar and Edith Gertrude 7 yrs a scholar. He married his wife Dorothy Elizabeth Thurman in 1915 in Nottingham and they lived at 16 Garden Street, Nottingham , they had a daughter Dorothy born 1915 in Nottingham. His widow Dorothy Elizabeth Yealand was notified by a letter from the War Office dated 11th February 1916 that she would be receiving a pension of 15 shillings a week in respect of her and her one children with effect from 21st February
In 1911 he was a warehouseman.
30 Jul 1915
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Private
7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Sidney Yealand, enlisted at Nottingham on 18th September 1914 and served with the territorial forces 1/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment (Robin Hood Rifles), he was embodied for war on the same date. He landed in France on 25th June 1915 and was killed in action on 30th July 1915 at Hooge. Having no known grave his name is commemorated on the the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium
His brother William Charles Yealand also served during the Great War and it was reported on 9th January 1918 in the Nottingham Daily Express that C.S.M. William Charles Yealand, 2/7th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment (Robin Hood Rifles), had been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. “MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL. “Awarded to Son of Resident of West Bridgford. “Company Sergeant-Major W. C. Yealand, who has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Yealand, 49, Crosby-road, West Bridgford. Before the war he was a clerk in the employ of Messrs. Williams, Berryman and Snook, solicitors. When war broke out he along with his younger brother (killed in action) joined the Robin Hoods. He saw service in Ireland during the Rebellion, afterwards going to France.” He was later granted a commission in the Indian Army Reserve of Officers.
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  • Photgraph published on 8th September 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebok pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Sidney Yealand - Photgraph published on 8th September 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebok pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918