Regiment : 73rd Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Service number : 6630
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 17th August 1916
Buried : Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier and Face 5C and 12C.
Memorial : Stourbridge War Memorial
Also appears on : Stourbridge St Thomas's Church
Credits : Researched by The Black Country Society. Cathedral roll of honour books researched by Sandra Taylor.
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for army casualties located in Worcester Cathedral.
Sidney Bridgens was the son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Bridgens of 69 Enville Street, Stourbridge, and was a member of the St. Thomas’s Young Men’s Bible Class. In November 1914 he enlisted in the Worcesters and became a machine gunner. In 1916 he was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps and was posted to the 73rd Company in the 24th Division. They came into the front line for the Battle of the Somme when the advance had reached the critical stage at Delville Wood. The Division sustained serious losses and Private Sidney Bridgens was killed in action on the 17th August.
Sidney Bridgens has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Thiepval Memorial.