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Sydney James PROCTER

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Surname: PROCTER

Forename(s): Sydney James

Place of Birth: Settle, Yorkshire

Service No: R/5864

Rank: Able-Seaman

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Battalion / Unit: Hawke Battalion

Division: 63rd (Royal Naval) Division

Age: 24

Date of Death: 1918-09-03

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. H. 8.

CWGC Cemetery: BOYELLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SETTLE, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Sydney James Procter (born 15 June 1894) was the son of James and Mary Ann Procter, née Close and brother of Nurse Doris Jane Procter (q.v.). Their father was born at Langcliffe and mother at Bentham, Yorkshire.

1901 Settle, Yorkshire Census: New Road - Sydney J. Procter, aged 6 years, born Settle, son of James and Mary A. Procter.

1911 Settle, Yorkshire Census: New Street - Sidney James Procter, aged 16 years, born Settle, son of James and Mary Ann Procter.

Royal Naval Division Casualties of The Great War: Sidney James Procter. Service History: Army Reserve 11/12/15; Entered 7/8/17; Draft for BEF 3/12/17, posted to Nelson Bn. 9/12/17-2/1/18 Hammer Toe, Invalided to UK 24/3/18; Draft for BEF 17/6/18, joined Hawke Bn. 23/8/18-3/9/18 DD. Cause of Death: Died of wounds in 150th (RN) Field Ambulance. Notes: Attestation signature = Procter; RND Card & GRO fiche = Proctor; b.15/6/1894; Father, James, Station Rd., Settle, Yorks.

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Able-Seaman Sydney James PROCTER

Able-Seaman Sydney James PROCTER

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 63rd (Royal Naval) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 63rd (Royal Naval) Division

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Surname: PROCTER

Forename(s): Sydney James

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: R/5864

Rank: Able Seaman

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Unit: Hawke Bn. R.N. Div.

Age: 24

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Died Date: 03/09/1918

Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Procter, of Commercial House, Station Rd., Settle, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: IN SURE AND CERTAIN HOPE OF THE RESURRECTION TO ETERNAL LIFE)

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16 February 1917

SETTLE – Death of Mrs. James Procter

The death took place, suddenly, on Thursday the 8th inst., of Mrs. Mary Ann Procter, wife of Mr. James Procter, of Commercial House, Settle, at the age of 60 years. She was the daughter of the late John Close, farmer, Willow Tree, Bentham. She spent her youth at Barnoldswick, and for many years was connected with the Church Sunday School there. The deceased took a great interest in ambulance work, being a member of the Settle Division of St. John Ambulance Brigade for 22 years’, having resigned just prior to her death. For several years she was the Lady Superintendent of the Nursing Division at Settle. She leaves, beside her husband, two sons and three daughters. The eldest son is in His majesty’s Forces in France and was unable to attend the funeral, which took place on Monday at the Settle Parish Church, the coffin being borne by members of the St. John Ambulance Brigade. Lady members of Settle and Longpreston Nursing Classes attended. There were many beautiful floral tributes.

[The above article refers to the mother of Able Seaman S.J. Procter and VAD Nursing Member D.J. Procter.]

20 September 1918

SETTLE – SAILOR KILLED IN ACTION

The list of gallant soldiers and sailors from Settle who have made the supreme sacrifice continues to rise, and we have this week to chronicle the death in a field ambulance station from wounds received in action of Able Seaman Sidney James Procter, of the Hawk R.N. Division, and the youngest son of Mr. James Proctor, of Settle, tailor, who has received official notification of the tragic event and to whom and the family we extend our deepest sympathy.

11 October 1918

PROCTER – In loving memory of Able Seaman S.J. Procter, Hawke Battalion, R.N.D., who died of wounds in France, September 3rd, 1918.

He laid his richest gift on the altar of duty – his life.”

From Father, Sisters and Brother (in France), and L. Whitaker (Barrow).

18 October 1918

SETTLE

We reproduce a photograph of Able Seaman Sidney James Procter, of the Hawk, R.N. Division, who died in a field ambulance station from wounds received in action. He was the youngest son of Mr. James Procter, tailor, Settle.

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20 September 1918

Settle Sailor Killed in Action

The list of gallant soldiers and sailors hailing from Settle who have made the supreme sacrifice continues to rise and we have this week to chronicle the death in a field ambulance station from wounds received in action of Able Seaman Sidney Jas. Procter, of the ‘Hawk,’ R.N. Division, and the youngest son of Mr. James Procter, of Settle, tailor, who has received official notification of the tragic event and to whom and the family we extend our deepest sympathy.

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