Sidney Brough was the son of Thomas and Sarah Ann Brough of 142 Cinder Bank, Netherton, Dudley. He attended the Claughton school and volunteered for the Royal Marines. He was sent to the Portsmouth Battalion of the Royal Marine Brigade which accompanied the naval attempt to break through the Dardanelles. They became part of the Royal Naval Division which landed on Anzac beach on Gallipoli on the 29th April 1915. The campaign declined into a stalemate which was not broken by the additional landings on the 6th August. Trench fighting in the gullies abd ravines of the peninsula was very difficult and the heavy rain, snow and thaw in late November added to the harshness of conditions. Many men were seriously ill and Private Sidney Brough was among those who died. He died on the 27th November and is buried in Redoubt Cemetery, Helles (Special Memorial A 106). He was 22 years of age and is commemorated on the Dudley and Claughton school Memorials.
Dudley Gilbert Claughton school
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