Lewcock, Sydney George, Private 39510 (1894-1917)

He was born on 26 June 1894 in Norwood, to Arthur and Jane Louisa Lewcock [Bn 1859 } and lived at 19 Barnfield Road.  He had two slightly older brothers, Albert and William and a younger sister, Doris.  His father was a compositor and printer.  He was baptised at Christ church, Gipsy Hill on 2 September 1894 and when he was five years old in 1899, went to Woodland Road School.  After leaving school, he became a photographer’s assistant.

He joined the Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd/7th Btn and fought on the Western Front.  He was Killed in Action on 17 November 1917 aged 22 and is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.  Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery and Memorial to the Missing is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission burial ground for the dead of the WWI in the Ypres Salient on the Western Front.