Broughton Lincolnshire - Sydney Goates

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Reference WMO/266054


Broughton Old Cemetery

Church Lane


DN20 0AD


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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Grave Marker fallen face down
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John Goates Born 10 June 1952 Died 23 May 1919. Sarah Goates Born 21 December 1855, Died 1 June 1920. Sydney Goates Son Of The Above, 1st Batt. London Scottish, Missing On The Somme 1 July 1916, Aged 19

GOATES Sidney. Private. 6566. London Regiment, 1/14th Bn. (London Scottish). Son of John and Sarah Goates, of Broughton, Lincolnshire, 1901 Census Enlisted London, resident Brogg. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Commemorated Pier and Face 9 C and 13 C THIEPVAL MEMORIAL ; ; Addition to Grave Marker [BOC] /Brigg / Brigg Grammar School / Brigg St. John Roll of Honour. / Brigg St. John Triptych / Broughton and Broughton St. Mary. Sidney was the eighth child of John (a tailor) and Sarah. His siblings were Percy, (tailor) Lillian, Harry, John, Tom, Emilie, Ronald and Edna. A Kitchener volunteer, he enlisted in London, and died aged 19. The London Scottish attacked at Gommecourt, the most northern edge of the Somme battlefield. Sidney was one of 558 London Scottish killed that day - they suffered 616 casualties out of the 871 men of the battalion who took part. S.J.N.S..

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