Coleshill Remembers World War 1
As a free service to the World War 1 commemoration year, ST-IT Limited have created and are hosting a free database of Coleshill connected veterans.
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Entry for Private Sidney Lea
19th Battalion, Welch Regiment
Year of Birth
Date of Death
Sidney Rowland Lea was born in January 1889 in Coleshill. The son of Charles and Ann , he lived in Cole End and worked as a farm labourer. He was enlisted at Walsall into 19th battalion Welsh Regiment and died on 31 October 1918 of his wounds. He is buried at Forest Communal Cemetery in France.
Coleshill Chronicle 14th December 1918 DEATHS LEA – Private Sidney Rowland, aged 29, youngest son of Charles Lea, Lower High Street, Coleshill, killed in action October 31st, 1918.