Seton, Sidney James


War Service:
Assistant Paymaster SIDNEY JAMES SETON, Royal Naval Reserve, died on 1 January 1915, when the battleship HMS Formidable was torpedoed in the English Channel off the coast of Devon. There were 199 survivors out of a crew of 750.

He was lost at sea and is commemorated on the Chatham-Naval-Memorial.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial at the Private Banks Cricket and Athletic Club in Catford and on the Bancroft’s School Memorial at Woodford Green, Essex. He was the first Old Bancroftian to lose his life in the First World War.

He was born in Clapham. He was the eldest son of Alice Seton of 5, Upland Road, Eastbourne, and the late James Henry Seton. He was employed at Coutts Bank.


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