Stoddart S Sergt 12038 10th Durham Light Infantry

Stoddart S Sergt 12038 10th Durham Light Infantry

STODDART, SYDNEY, Sergt., No. 12038, Machine-gun Section, 10th (Service) Battn. Durham L.I., only s. of Edward Stoddart, of 3, Brantwood Terrace, Tindale Crescent, Bishop Auckland, Cordwainer, by his wife, Margaret, dau. of the late Joseph Brown; b. Barnard Castle, co. Durham, 21 Sept. 1889; educ. there; and was afterwards a Ticket Collector at Crook Station, North Eastern Railway; volunteered on the outbreak of war and enlisted in the 10th Durham L.I., 12 Aug. 1914; went to France, 19 May, 1915, was promoted Sergt. on or about 29 May, and was killed in action at Ypres, 21 July, 1915; unm. Buried in the 43rd Brigade Cemetery there. Lieut. John B. Rosher wrote to his mother: “I know so well what a splendid fellow he was, as he has been in my machine-gun section so long. Always cheery under the most adverse circumstances, and always ready to help in every way possible. He is a great loss to my section, and I feel that his loss is a personal one. We have worked the gun together several times and I had many opportunities of admiring his coolness and courage.”

Source : De Ruvigny’s Roll Of Honour Vol 1


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