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Sidney Arthur James Vaughan (1899-1919)

Furnace worker from Wales served in 20 DLI and died in Cologne

Sidney Arthur James Vaughan, the son of Sidney Vaughan and Jane Vaughan nee Lambert, was born in Weston under Penyard, Ross, Herefordshire, on 2 January 1899. He had a brother and two sisters and lived in Monmouthshire, Wales most of his life until he enlisted at Abertillery on 16 December 1916, when a furnace worker.

He was mobilised on 17 April 1917 and posted to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Little can be discovered about his service history. He was posted to France with the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) on 27 June 1918 and was subsequently transferred to the 20th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry (DLI) as part of the British Army of the Rhine (BOAR) in Cologne on 7 May 1919. Some time later he was admitted to the 36th Casualty Clearing Station and died of nephritis and endocarditis on 18 August 1919. He was buried in the Cologne Southern Cemetery.

Birth date: 02-Jan-1899

Death date: 28-Aug-1919

Armed force/civilian: Army

Residence: Treadam Village, Llantilio, Monmouthshire, Wales (1901 census)
163 Eureka Place, Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire, Wales (1911 census)
6 Wanngoth Terrace, Beaufort, Breconshire, Wales (British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920)

Education: Willowtown School, Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire, Wales (National School Admission Registers & Log-Books 1870-1914)

Employment: Furnace worker (British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920)

Family: Father: Sidney Vaughan
Mother: Jane Vaughan (nee Lambert)
Siblings: William Alfred, Winifred and Violet Vaughan

Military service:

Royal Welsh Fusiliers & 20th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry
Service nos: 67616 & 85696

Medal(s): British War Medal
Victory Medal

Memorial(s): Cologne Southern Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Grave Ref: IV.C.16

Gender: Male

Contributed by John Edwards

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