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Corporal Richard Norman Siddle

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 1886-06-24
Place of birth: Lahore, India
Next of kin: Thomas Siddle (Father), B.N.W. Ry. Gorakhpour, India
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Farmer
Occupation (normalized): General Farmer
Religion: Church of England
Date of death: 1949-11-23

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: 54309
Final Rank: Corporal (18th Battalion)
Rank detail

Corporal, 18th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Army).

Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: yes

Images

Corp. R. N. Siddle - photograph,
Corp. R. N. Siddle - photograph,
Article by R. N. Siddle - caption
Article by R. N. Siddle - caption

RESEARCH INFORMATION

LAC ID: 228366
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B8894-S019
Uploader's Notes: Article regarding 195 Returned Soldiers in Toronto, Globe and Mail October 13, 1917 Page 8. Portion involving Siddle reads as follows: "Then there was Corp. R.N. Siddle, 198 1/2 Davenport road, the crack sniper of the 18th Battalion, who accounted for over thirty Germans. He also was buried by a shell.".Toronto Star, October 12th, 1917:Killed 30 Germans.Corp. R. N. Siddle, the crack sniper of the 18th Battalion, had many exciting experiences. He accounted for between 25 and 30 Germans. His marksmanship career was ended at the Battle of the Somme when he was buried by a shell. Corp. Siddle was married two years ago, in London, to a Toronto girl. His wife returned to Canada about two weeks ago and is now living at 198 1/2 Davenport road.
Uploader's Research notes: Article regarding 195 Returned Soldiers in Toronto, Globe and Mail October 13, 1917 Page 8. Portion involving Siddle reads as follows: "Then there was Corp. R.N. Siddle, 198 1/2 Davenport road, the crack sniper of the 18th Battalion, who accounted for over thirty Germans. He also was buried by a shell.".Toronto Star, October 12th, 1917:Killed 30 Germans.Corp. R. N. Siddle, the crack sniper of the 18th Battalion, had many exciting experiences. He accounted for between 25 and 30 Germans. His marksmanship career was ended at the Battle of the Somme when he was buried by a shell. Corp. Siddle was married two years ago, in London, to a Toronto girl. His wife returned to Canada about two weeks ago and is now living at 198 1/2 Davenport road.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Date added: 2009-07-18
Last modified: 2017-11-23