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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Swinton, Yorkshire
In the 1881 census, Edward Sibson, a sewing machine agent, and his wife, Clara were living at 88 Bridgegate , Ret-ford.10 years on and Edward had changed his profession to being a fishmonger. After over 10 years at Retford, in 1901 they were at 31 Whitehouse Lane, Nether Hallam, Sheffield. On their travels they had five children, Sydney, Charles , Frederick Gregory, Clara and Lily. The family moved to Worksop, and Frederick Gregory, in 1904 married Lottie Mabel Lunn in Worksop. They set up home at 15 Langley Street and where Fred worked as a fishmonger and the couple had six children, Charles, Ina, Clara, Lily, Frederick and Andrew. Fred never saw his youngest child as he was born in 1918, a few months after Frederick was killed.
02 Nov 1918
40
2936683 - CWGC Website
13800
Private
1st Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Pte Frederick G Sibson Worksop Guardian 29 November 1918 It is with regret that we announce the death of Pte Frederick Gregory Sibson, 6 Back Bath Terrace, Potter Street, Worksop, which took place on Nov 2nd from wounds received in action in France. Pte Sibson, who was 40 years of age, leaves a widow and six young children, the eldest boy being 13 and the youngest, a posthumous child born on November 12th. The deceased enlisted in the 1st Leicesters voluntarily on the last day of August 1914 at the outbreak of hostilities. After training at Aldershot and other places, he went to France in the early part of 1915, having been on active service nearly four years. He had been wounded in the face and was also gassed and had rheumatic fever about twelve months ago. He was home on leave in February and was ___ ____ ____ where he remained in the fighting until fatally wounded as stated. Previous to enlisting, Pte Sibson had a fish mongers and greengrocery business and was well known and respected in the town. He was a very steady and industrious man. He was of a studious nature, well read and took a keen interest, not only in politics, but in affairs generally.
Formerly 13800, Leic Regt. Buried in Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery, Belgium. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    Frederick Gregory Sibson - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Duhallow ADS Cemetery,  Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Frederick Gregory Sibson - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Duhallow ADS Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle