Private/Lieutenant Sydney Humphrey Panter 15/697

Private/Lieutenant Sydney Humphrey Panter

Born. Leeds.

Sydney Humphrey and Evelyn Grace were the children of Mark and Sarah Ann (Nee Wiltshire) Panter of Lower Headrow, Leeds. Their parents were both born in Northamptonshire and had moved to Leeds in the early 1890's, Mark had moved up to Leeds to work in the brick works at Farnley Fire Clay and in 1891 was lodging with a family in lower Wortley, his fiancé Sarah Ann was still living in Northampton.

Sydney joined the Pals on the 4/9/1914 and after a few months at Colsterdale was put forward for officer training, he received his commission as a 2nd Lt on the 16th June 1915 and was posted to the newly raised 10th (service) Battalion (1st Rhondda) a Kitchener Battalion of the Welsh Regiment.

He was wounded on the 1st July 1916.

Quote from Yorkshire post 10/7/1916:

"2nd Lieutenant S.M.Panter as been admitted to hospital in France with shrapnel wounds to the thigh, he received his commission in June last year and as been out at the front since December"

After recovery from his wounds he returned to frontline duties and was promoted to Temporary Lieutenant on the 1/7/1917. He served with the 10th up to the wars end and left the army in 1920.

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