1. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.132
2. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour46B GQS

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Early Life :

Born 1882 in the Camberwell area of London to Charles and Elizabeth Poole. Baptised 19th February, 1882 at St. Jude Parish Church, Peckham. Married Sarah.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: Royal Engineers 

Action : France & Flanders 

France & Flanders covers all the dates and corresponding locations which are outside the official battle nomenclature dates on the Western Front. Therefore the actions in which these men died could be considered 'normal' trench duty - the daily attrition losses which were an everyday fact of duty on the Western Front.

Detail :

10445, Sapper Sydney Langdon Poole, 55th Field Company, Royal Engineers.

A letter written to his wife, Sarah dated 15th January, 1915, addressed to their home at 12 Oulton Road, Woodville Grove, South Tottenham reads "Dear Madam, I am sorry to inform you that your husband was killed on the night of the 18th December 1914 between our Trenches and the enemy's Trenches performing work of a military nature. He is buried with two other Comrades of his own Company and the ground has been noted with a view of erecting a Cross to mark the spot when opportunity occurs. I am sorry I cannot give the full details of the place where he was killed, but may do some future date. He was killed in the execution of his duty as a solider + a man, and died a noble death for his Country." Major, Officer Commanding 55th Field Company, Royal Engineers. This letter is visible via the Imperial War Museum.

It is probable the grave was lost in the years of war to follow, but Sydney is commemorated on Panel 1 of the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.

Probate POOLE Sydney otherwise Sydney Langdon of 12 Oulton-road South Tottenham Middlesex died 18 December 1914 in France or Belgium in action Probate London 2 February to Sarah Poole widow. Effects £212 12s 6d.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Warrant Officers No. 2346 E.C.London
Joined : Coronation No. 2898 E.C. London

19th October 1906
19th October 1906
19th October 1906

Joined Coronation Lodge No. 2898 on the 23rd May, 1907 from Warrant Officers Lodge No. 2346. He joined Warrant Officers No. 2346 in 1906 from the Scottish Constitution. At the time he is recorded as a Police Sergeant, c/o the Police Station, Chiswick and 3 Bolton Gardens, Chiswick. The contribution register of Lodge 2346 shows him "Killed in Action Decr 1914."

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