Roll of Honour
World War I
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In Memory of
Private Walter Sibley

Cambridgeshire Regiment
(formerly 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment)
who died aged 33 years
Sunday 27th October, 1918

Walter Sibley
was son of
William and Mary Sibley

Born at Husborne Crawley

Died at home:
61 Crow Lane, Husborne Crawley
Entry in the National Roll of the Great War

Joining in January 1917, he embarked for the Western Front six months later and saw much fighting in the Battles of Ypres, Passchendaele, Cambrai and Albert, and was wounded on May 13th 1918, during the German offensive. He died whilst on leave on October 29th, 1918 from sickness contracted on service and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
On Sunday the Church bells were partially muffled in honour of the village lads who have recently died in their country's service.

Pte. Walter Sibley, Suffolks, died on Sunday while home on leave. The deceased, who was 33 years of age, was the youngest son of Mr William Sibley, who has had five sons serving. He joined up about two years ago. In the spring of this year he was wounded in the arm in France, and was in hospital at Woodbridge, Suffolk. He came home on a month's leave, and was to have been married next week, but contracted pheumonia. Much sympathy is felt in the village for the bereaved ones, especially the aged father, who is nearly 80, and Miss Dimmock, his fiancee.

The internment took place with military honours on Wednesday, at the Parish Church.
Place of Burial:
St. James Churchyard, Husborne Crawley