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31498: Sidney Gardner's Autograph Book

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posted on 2024-01-12, 09:29 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Clara Gardner created a scrapbook of items relating to her son, Sidney 'Sid' Gardner, who fell in action aged 24 on 12 May 1917. The scrapbook was in fact Sid's old autograph book which he took with him to the front. Sidney is buried in Bunyans Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Ian Higton

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Acting Bombardier Sidney 'Sid' Gardner Service Number: 85347 Unit: "A" Bty. 63rd Bde. Regiment: Royal Field Artillery Date of death: 12 May 1917 Father: F. B. Gardner Mother: Clara Gardner

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1914-1917

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Western Front

Object(s)

1. An autograph book compiled by Clara Gardner in honour of her son, Sidney 'Sid' Gardner, who fell in action aged 24 on 12 May 1917. The autograph book contains: - Poems cut out from newspapers - A photograph of Sidney's grave - Photographs of Sidney - The last Christmas cards that Sid sent to his mother - Sketches by Sid and other soldiers - Christmas cards from one of Sid's friends to Sid's mother. 2. Grave information from CWGC website 3. Postcards from Sid to his family

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