King Edward’s School and the Great War

Memorial Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918


Anderton, Sydney

Private ▪ 1st Birmingham Pals, 14th Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Sydney Anderton, born on 29th October 1892, was admitted to King Edward’s School aged thirteen in September 1906. He was the only son of John and Edith Anderton of Strensham Road (later of Chantry Road), Moseley.

On the outbreak of war, Sydney joined the 1st Birmingham Pals Battalion (14th Royal Warwickshire Regiment), as a Private Soldier. Aged twenty-four, he was reported missing, presumed killed, on 23rd July 1916 at the Battle of the Somme. His body was never recovered. He is commemorated on three memorials; Caterpillar Valley Memorial in France, St Mary’s Church Memorial, Moseley and King Edward’s School Memorial, Edgbaston.