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Another name on the Mander Brothers Ltd memorial is that of Sidney C. Davies. He was born in Wolverhampton in 1888, the fourth son of Thomas and Ellen Davies. His mother, Ellen, passed away in 1903. By the time of the 1911 census he was employed as a varnish maker at Mander Brothers Ltd, and was a boarder at Wells Lane, Wednesfield, home of his foreman, Roger Manning. His father was living at 115 Powell Street, Wolverhampton, with Sidney’s older brother. Sidney married Evelyn Jebbett in Wolverhampton in 1915 and they had a son, Harold, born the same year.

Sidney enlisted with the 1st/7th Battalion of the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Regiment (service number 291983). Unfortunately, he was wounded, and died of those wounds on 27 September 1917. He is buried at Etaples Military Cemetery in France.