Sidney Richard GURNSEY

Sidney Richard GURNSEY

Male 1880 - 1958  (78 years)Deceased

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  • Name Sidney Richard GURNSEY  [1, 2
    Born 7 Apr 1880  Chatham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 27 Sep 1900  Aldershot, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Enlisted in the Army, with the Royal Army Medical Corps.
    Apparent Age: 20 yrs, 3 months
    Height: 5ft 6 inches
    Weight: 144lbs
    Chest: 35"/37"
    Fair Complexion
    Blue eyes
    Brown hair
    Distinguishing marks: Scars on left knee and abdomen 
    Age: 20 
    Census 1901  Military Hospital, Lion Terrace, Portsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation: Sergeant - Private Royal Army Medical Corps 
    Age: 21 
    Military Service 9 Feb 1901  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Appointed 3rd Class Orderly 
    Military Service 29 May 1901 - 19 Nov 1906  South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sidney was station in South Africa for the Boer War 
    Military Service 2 Apr 1907  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Promoted to Lance Corporal 
    Age: 27 
    Military Service 1 Oct 1908  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Promoted to Corporal 
    Age: 28 
    Census 1911  Herbert (Military) Hospital, Shooters Hill Road, Kidbrooke, Woolwich, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation: Cook [Royal Army Medical Corps] 
    Age: 30 
    Military Service 8 Mar 1912  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Promoted to Sergeant 
    Age: 32 
    Military Service 11 May 1912  Woolwich, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Re-engaged for the Royal Army Medical Corp for such period as shall complete 21 years.  
    Age: 32 
    Military Service 12 Feb 1914  [4
    Promoted to Staff Sergeant.  
    Military Service 21 Aug 1914 - 11 Sep 1915  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    With the British Expeditionary Force 
    Age: 34 
    Military Service 12 Sep 1915 - 24 Oct 1915  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 35 
    Military Service 7 Dec 1916  [4
    Appointed (with pay) to Sergeant Major.  
    Age: 36 
    Military Service 25 Oct 1915 - 22 May 1919  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Stationed with the BEF 
    Military Service 23 May 1919 - 29 May 1920  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 40 
    Military Service 29 May 1920  Woolwich, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Discharged at his own request after 18 years service 
    Age: 40 
    1939 Register 29 Sep 1939  152 Glencoe Road, Chatham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation: Wharf Labourer (Heavy Work) 
    Age: 59 
    Died 24 Nov 1958 
    Siblings 8 siblings 
    Person ID I263  WILLIS01
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2016 

    Father Ancestors George GURNSEY,   b. 22 Jul 1851, Chatham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1930  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Catherine ROBINSON,   b. 9 Oct 1852, Chatham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1929  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 1874  Medway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 9 children 
    Family ID F97  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse / Partner Ancestors Ethel CIMIT,   b. 9 Aug 1886, Chatham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1910  Woolwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Winifred GURNSEY,   b. 5 Jun 1912
    Married: 1x2. Living
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F51  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Appointed 3rd Class Orderly - 9 Feb 1901 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Promoted to Lance Corporal - 2 Apr 1907 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Promoted to Corporal - 1 Oct 1908 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Promoted to Sergeant - 8 Mar 1912 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Age: 35 - 12 Sep 1915 - 24 Oct 1915 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Age: 40 - 23 May 1919 - 29 May 1920 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1939 Register - Occupation: Wharf Labourer (Heavy Work) - 29 Sep 1939 - 152 Glencoe Road, Chatham, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
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  • 1939 Register
    The 1939 Register - GURNSEY, Sidney
    The 1939 Register - GURNSEY, Sidney
    Living at 152 Glencoe Road, Chatham, Kent, England

    Census Records
    1891 Census - George & Catherine Gurnsey
    1891 Census - George & Catherine Gurnsey
    1891 Census return for George & Catherine Gurnsey, 38 Beacon Road, Luton, Kent.
    1881 - GURNSEY, George & Catherine
    1881 - GURNSEY, George & Catherine
    1881 Census return for George & Catherine Gurnsey at Grocers Shop, 3 Claremont Place, Chatham, Kent, England.

  • Notes 
    • Sid and his wife Ethil emigrated to Kenya with Sid's brother Ernest and his family.

      They both worked on the railways there. When Sid died Edna remarried and settled in Nairobi. [8]

  • Sources 
    1. [S04] **1901 England Census, Class: RG13; Piece: 992; Folio: 125; Page: 33.
      Name: Sidney GurnseyBirth Date: abt 1880Birth Place: Chatham, Kent, EnglandResidence Date: 1901Residence Place: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
      http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=uki1901&h=6778088&ti=5538&indiv=try

    2. [S09] **1881 England Census, Class: RG11; Piece: 894; Folio: 122; Page: 28; Line: ; GSU roll: 1341212.
      Name: Sidney R. GurnseyBirth Date: Birth Place: Chatham, Kent, EnglandResidence Date: 1881Residence Place: Chatham, Kent, England
      http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=uki1881&h=8094457&ti=5538&indiv=try

    3. [S04] **1901 England Census, RG13/0992/~F125.

    4. [S229] Attestation Papers [Military].

    5. [S102] **1911 England Census, FindMyPast,.com, (RG14PN2856 RD30 SD1 ED14 SN9999).

    6. [S303] 1939 Register, Ref: RG101/1693F/004/44 Letter Code:.

    7. [S18] FreeBMD - Marriage Index: 1837-1983, 1910 - Mar - Woolwich - Vol 1d - Page 1673.

    8. [S187] >GURNSEY, Frederick.