23205 Pte Sidney Crossley, 9th Bn East Lancs.
Born in Burnley in 1890, Sidney was living at an Oxford Road address at the time of his enlistment in February 1916. After training, he was sent to the 9th Battalion, East Lancs which was serving in Salonika, arriving with his Battalion at some time circa Dec 1916/Jan 1917 in the vicinity of Spancovo.
In June 1917, Sidney was one of many who fell ill with bouts of dysentery and/or malaria but, unfortunately, he never recovered. He is now buried in Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece.
23 June 1917
Research by David O'Mara