“Understanding yesterday, for the benefit of today and tomorrow”
Sydney Ward Quincey was born 1884 in Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, son of Thomas Currall Quincey, a county court bailiff, and Emma Quincey.
He became an elementary school teacher, married Annie E Humphrey at Blaby in the December quarter of 1912, and was on the staff of Kibworth Parochial School at the outbreak of hostilities. He enlisted in the Leicestershire Regiment on 22nd September 1914, service number 200532.
He was discharged from the army on 23rd October 1918 and died from pulmonary tuburculousis on 7th February 1921 in Market Bosworth.
As he did not die from injuries sustained during his war service, strictly speaking, he should not appear on the War Memorial, although I am sure that his inclusion was readily accepted and approved by the people of Kibworth.
He was awarded the Victory Medal and British War Medal..