Hyde War Memorial Trust

Roll of Honour of the 710 men of Hyde who fell in WW1

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Sydney Thomas LAFBERY

Private 25186 Sydney Thomas LAFBERY
1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

Died,   Monday 26th August 1918,   France,   age 19

Home address:20 Maxim Road, Crayford, Kent
Born:1899, Crayford, Kent
Parents:Martha C. Lafbery and Thomas Edmund Percy Lafbery
21 Dorrington Road, Carlton Hill, Leeds, Yorkshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:School pupil
Enlisted:Stockport, Cheshire
Remembered:Rumaucourt German Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France,
memorial panel 2.
Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France,
a Kipling memorial.
Link to Hyde:Not Known

Died a Prisoner of War.

Two "Kipling Memorial"s are described in official records for the cemetery at Vis-en-Artois.
Their inscriptions are:

To the memory of these two British
soldiers who died as Prisoners of War (1918)
and were buried at the time in RUMAUCOURT
GERMAN CEMETERY, but whose graves are now lost.

Their glory shall not be blotted out.

2/5 N Staffs 200258 Wilshaw Sgt E 21/3/18

1st Cheshire Regt 25186 Lafbery Pte S T 26/8/18

To the memory of
25186 Private
S T Lafbury
Cheshire Regiment
26th August 1918, age 19
who was buried in
Rumaucourt German Cemetery
but whose grave
is now lost.

One memorial may have been temporary, and one more permanent?, but we are unsure if either or both still exist.