Corporal Sidney Wackford

Learn more about Corporal Sidney Wackford, a patient treated at Balgowan Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital

Sidney Wackford was born in 1895 in Boxgrove, Sussex.

In 1911 he was living with parents and younger brother in Boxgrove and was working as a garden boy, likely with his father who was a gardener.

Military service

Corporal Wackford began the war as a Private in the Royal Sussex Regiment before later being promoted to become a Corporal.

Corporal Wackford first entered France, landing at Boulogne on the 31st May 1915.

As of March 1916, Corporal Wackford was serving in B Company of the 7th (service) battalion who were part of the 36th brigade of the 12th division.


Corporal Wackford stated in Nurse Harvey’s autograph book that he had been wounded at Hohernzollen Redoubt on March 4th. His note was dated 25th April 1916.


Corporal Wackford was awarded the 1915 star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Corporal Wackford was also awarded the Military Medal.

After the war

Corporal Wackford survived the war and passed away in Worthing, Sussex aged 71.


This page was added by Lucy Bonner on 06/06/2014.

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