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SIDNEY VALENTINE HAMBLY

Private 200360

ESSEX REGIMENT 2nd Battalion

Killed In Action 24/04/1918

Age 20

LOOS MEMORIAL,  Panel 85 to 87.

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Son of Mrs. Alice Emma Watkins, of 51, Burton Rd, Chingford, Essex.

Sidney Valentine Hambly
Above photo courtesy of Carol Belding

Sidney Valentine Hambly memorial stone at DUD CORNER CEMETERY/LOOS MEMORIAL

Image below is taken from The War 1914-1919, 2nd Battalion the Essex Regiment by john Wm. Burrows, Click to enlarge


page 184-185 taken from The War 1914-1919, 2nd Battalion the Essex Regiment by john Wm. Burrows

The following is taken form the 2nd battalion Essex Regiment War Diary, Kindly Transcribed by Michael Thierens

Mon., Apr 1, 1918        HAUTE AVESNES, FRANCE   
Cleaning up. Composite Company formed and attached to 2nd Lancs. Fusiliers in front line. Casualties – 3 ORs. to H.A.
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2nd Bn. The Essex Regt. 


Tue., Apr 2, 1918        HAUTE AVESNES, FRANCE
Re-organization of Companies. Arm Drill, instruction in Lewis Gun.
Casualties:- 3 Ors. to H.A
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2nd Bn. The Essex Regt. 

Wed., Apr 3, 1918          HAUTE AVESNES, FRANCE
Re-organization of Companies. Arm Drill etc. Casualties: - Capt. J.G.H. KENNEFICK and Lieut. L.C. GLADDEN from leave.
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2nd Bn. The Essex Regt. 

 
Thu., Apr 4, 1918        HAUTE AVESNES, FRANCE
Re-organization of Companies. Casualties:- Capt. P. PARRY to Eng. sick.
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2nd Bn. The Essex Regt. 


Fri., Apr 5, 1918        HAUTE AVESNES, FRANCE   
Re-organization of Companies. Casualties:- 2 Ors. Killed with Composite Coy. 1 OR to H.A.
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2nd Bn. The Essex Regt. 


Sat, Apr 6, 1918        HAUTE AVESNES, FRANCE   
Re-organization of Companies. Casualties: - 2 Ors. Wounded with Composite Coy. 4 Ors. To H.A.
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2nd Bn. The Essex Regt. 


Sun, Apr 7, 1918        HAUTE AVESNES, FRANCE   
Re-organization of Companies. Casualties:- 313 Ors. Reinforcements.
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2nd Bn. The Essex Regt. 


Mon., Apr 8, 1918        FOSSEUX, FRANCE   
 
Battalion moved by march route to FOSSEUX. Casualties:- Major W. ALDWORTH rejoined Battalion.
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2ndBn. The Essex Regt. 


Tue., Apr 9, 1918        FOSSEUX, FRANCE
Commanding [inserted: Officer’s] parade, and inspection of Draft. Casualties:- . 150 Ors Reinforcements.
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2nd Bn. The Essex Regt. 


Wed., Apr 10, 1918        FOSSEUX, FRANCE
R.S. in ? parade. Reorganization of Specialists. Casualties:-  NIL.
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2nd Bn. The Essex Regt. 


Thu., Apr 11, 1918        FOSSEUX, FRANCE
R.S. in ? parade. Reorganization of Specialists. Casualties:-  2 Ors. Reinforcements. 2 Ors. To H.A.
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2nd Bn. The Essex Regt. 


Fri., Apr 12, 1918         BUSNES, FRANCE   
Battalion moved by Lorries to BUSNES near LILLERS. Casualties:- NIL.
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2nd Bn. The Essex Regt. 


Sat, Apr 13, 1918        BUSNES, FRANCE        
Battalion in readiness for move into action if necessary. Outpost duty by “A” & “B” Companies. Battalion moved at 6-0 pm to BUSNETTES. Casualties:- 16 ORs. Attached for duty – 6 Ors. Reinforcements.
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2nd Bn. The Essex Regt. 


Sun, Apr 14, 1918        BUSNETTES, FRANCE   
Outpost duty. Casualties:- Capt. J. TOMLINSON and 14 Ors. Reinforcements. 2 Ors. F.A.
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2nd Bn. The Essex Regt. 


Mon., Apr 15, 1918    BUSNETTES, FRANCE
Outpost duty. Casualties:- 3 Ors. struck off strength. 2 Ors. Evacuated.
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2nd Bn. The Essex Regt. 


Tue., Apr 16, 1918        SUPPORT AREA, FRANCE    
Battalion relieved 1st  Bn. Rifle Brigade in Support Area, near BELLERIVE. Casualties:- 2/Lt. J. HAYHURST joined – 2/Lt. J.S. PAULDEN Wounded  2 Ors. Killed  7 Ors. Wounded.  4 Ors. to F.A. Capt. L.M. WINN from leave.
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2nd Bn. The Essex Regt. 


Wed., Apr 17, 1918        SUPPORT AREA, FRANCE
Dispositions as follows:-  “A” Coy, “B” Coy [crossed out: and] “C” Coy [inserted: & D Coy] at CANAL BANK [Crossed out: D Coy] and B.H.Q. in BELLERIVE. Casualties:- NIL.
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2nd Bn. The Essex Regt. 


Thu., Apr 18, 1918        SUPPORT AREA, FRANCE
Hostile attack. Barrage commenced at 1-0 am. Actual attack materialised at 3-am. Not heavy losses. 1st. Bn. Kings Own Regt. Attacked the village of RIEZ -du -VINAGE at 9-0 pm, and the Battalion relieved them on EAST side of village. Casualties:- Capt. L.M. WINN Wounded.
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2nd Bn. The Essex Regt. 


Fri., Apr 19, 1918         FRONT LINE, FRANCE
The Village of  RIEZ-du-VINAGE discovered to be still full of enemy. Casualties:- 2/Lt. J. HAYHURST Killed. 2/Lt. E.W. STANDERWICK Killed. 2/Lt. S. STORER missing.
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2nd Bn. The Essex Regt. 


Sat, Apr 20, 1918         FRONT LINE, FRANCE
Sharp village fighting all day. About 50 prisoners taken. Casualties:- Revd. R.M. GIBSON to England. Capt. J.G.H. KENNEFICK Killed. Lieut. L.C. GLADDEN Killed. 2/Lt. L.G. NORMAN ?.A. Capt. A.G. de la MARE M.C. to H.A.    
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2nd Bn. The Essex Regt. 



Sun, Apr 21, 1918        FRONT LINE, FRANCE
Village fighting still going on. Relieved by 2nd Bn. Lancs. Fusiliers on night 21st/22nd, and the Battalion occupied position N of RIEZ-du-VINAGE less “D” Coy who remained in position between RIEZ-du-VINAGE and CANAL. Casualties:- 2/Lt. W.S. MOSS Wounded.   
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2nd Bn. The Essex Regt. 


Mon., Apr 22, 1918        FRONT LINE, FRANCE
Attack by 2nd Bn. Lancs. Fusiliers in conjunction with 61st [crossed out: Infantry Brigade] [inserted: Division] “B” and “ C” Companies sent up to fill gap between 61st [crossed out: Brigade and] [ inserted: Division] 2nd Lancs. Fusiliers. Casualties:- 2/Lts. G.H.PRIDMORE and J. CAMPLIN joined for duty.  
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2nd Bn. The Essex Regt. 


Tue., Apr 23, 1918        FRONT LINE, FRANCE
Situation unchanged. Casualties:- 2/Lt. J.L. ELLISTON Wounded.2/Lt. J. CAMPLIN Wounded.. 2/Lt. G.H. PRIDMORE to H.A.
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2nd Bn. The Essex Regt. 


Wed., Apr 24, 1918   
Battalion relieved and moved to billets in SENCE-la-VALEE. Casualties:- Lieuts. L.W. LAKE , R. EASTWOOD, 2/Lts. R.E. FREEMAN, F. CHINNERY , D.R. WARD, D.J. BREED, W.W. NASH, L.A.F. SMEE, E.A. LANE, R. DAY, A.T. BLYTH, L. PARKER, N.B. BARRETT, A.N. COOPER-BROWN and F. CORN joined for duty. 2/Lt. W.H. NUNNELEY M.C. missing, Capt. W. TOMLINSON Wounded.
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2nd Bn. The Essex Regt. 


Thu., Apr 25, 1918        SENCE-la-VALLEE, FRANCE   
Reorganization and cleaning up. Casualties:- from 16th to 24th inclusive 43 Ors. Killed. 115 Ors. Wounded.  36 Ors. Missing. 42 Ors. To H.A. 2 Ors. Died of Wounds.
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2nd Bn. The Essex Regt. 


Fri., Apr 26, 1918         SENCE-la-VALLEE, FRANCE
Reorganization. Casualties:- 11 Ors. to H.A.  1 OR. Wounded.  6 ORs. to C.C.S. 
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2nd Bn. The Essex Regt. 


Sat, Apr 27, 1918         SENCE-la-VALLEE, FRANCE
Reorganization. Casualties:- Capt. A.G. de la MARE, M.C. from F.A.  8 ORs. to H.A.1 OR. Reinforcement.  1 OR. Transferred to R.E.’s 3 ORs. to C.C.S. 
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2nd Bn. The Essex Regt. 


Sun, Apr 28, 1918        FRONT LINE, FRANCE
Battalion relieved 1st Bn. Somerset Light Infantry in RIGHT Battalion frontage LEFT Sub. Sector of Divisional frontage. “A” and “B” Companies in front line in PACAUT WOOD. “C” and “D” Companies in Support on CANAL BANK. Casualties:- 3 ORs. to H.A. 2/Lieuts. N.E. HEARD, M.W. CHATTLEBURGH, R.E. HOPKINS, J. SORRELL, K.F. MAY, A.W SUTHERLAND, M.M., and J.D. HARFORD joined for duty.
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2nd Bn. The Essex Regt. 
Mon., Apr 29, 1918        FRONT LINE, FRANCE
Situation unchanged. Casualties:- 2/Lt. F. CORN Killed. 2/Lt. N.B. BARRETT Killed.  1 OR. Killed.  4 ORs. Wounded. 23 ORs. to C.C.S. 1 OR. To H.A.
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2nd Bn. The Essex Regt. 


Tue., Apr 30, 1918        FRONT LINE, FRANCE
Situation as before. Casualties:- 9 ORs. Wounded. 7 ORs. to H.A.
--- signed by R.N. Thompson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding 2nd Bn. The Essex Regt.




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