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Sidney George Brewster was born in Wolverhampton in 1895. By 1901, his mother, Mary, was widowed, and they were living at number 4, 7 court, Warwick Street. Sidney and his mother lived with his brothers John and William, a sister Sarah, and a lodger, Hannah Dobson. Sidney went to St George’s School, Wolverhampton.

Sidney enlisted in the 1st/6th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment (number 1701). He was killed in action on 1 July 1916 at the age of 21. By this date, his mother was living at 13 Granville Street. He is commemorated at Foncquesvillers Military Cemetery in France.