Rolls of Honour: St Peter’s, Shipley; Salt School; Soisoon Memorial
Sydney Ferguson Jowett
We first come across Sydney as a footnote in a story in the Shipley Times & Express of 20 November 1914.The main story is about his brother Harry, who has just been declared the crack shot in the West Yorkshire Territorials. There is also mention that their father - a leading Irish terrier expert = is a member of the Shipley Volunteer Force.Sydney, at this stage, has just joined the 6 West Yorkshire Reservists but by 4 August 1916, with the battle
raging on the Somme, we read:Cpl Sydney F Jowett, son of Mr F M Jowett of Bromley House, Nab Wood, Shipley, the well-known Airedale dog fancier and judge, has been wounded in the left arm and left shoulder and is now in hospital at StourbridgeHe is in the 1st battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers, better known as the “Fighting Fifth.” He received his wounds in the Delville Wood. Previously he took part in several great battles including those at Loos and St Eloi.
Before joining the army in September 1914, he was in the Thornton branch of the United Counties Bank. He was a playing member and treasurer of the Moorhead Amateur Association Football Club and was exceedingly popular amongst the other members and the supporters of the club.His brother, Sec Lieut Henry Armitage Jowett, who has served in the army for five years, was wounded in June.