CEF Soldier Detail

Corporal Richard Norman Siddle
Died: November 23, 1949

Regimental Number:
54309
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
18th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Lahore
Country:
India
Next of Kin:
Thomas Siddle (Father), B.N.W. Ry. Gorakhpour, India
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
June 24, 1886
Trade or Calling:
Farmer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
London, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
March 31, 1915
Age at enlistment:
28
Height:
5 Feet Inches
Chest:
40 Inches
Expansion:
4 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
November 23, 1949
Age at Death:
63
Buried at:
Hatzic Cemetery Hatzic, Fraser Valley Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Plot:
21 14
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1Box 8894-19
Research Notes

An article written by Corp. Siddle, entitled "Closing the Eyes of the Hun / A Story of the Work of the Sniper" appeared in Maclean's magazine in the December 1917 issue, and included Siddle's photo:

https://archive.org/stream/macleans31torouoft#page/n115/mode/2up 

 

Information compiled by M. I. Pirie 

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Corporal Canadian Infantry 18th Battalion
Images
Corp. R. N. Siddle - photograph,
Article by R. N. Siddle - caption

Article regarding 195 Returned Soldiers in Toronto, Globe and Mail October 13, 1917 Page 8.  Portion involving Siddle reads as follows: "Then there was Corp. R.N. Siddle, 198 1/2 Davenport road, the crack sniper of the 18th Battalion, who accounted for over thirty Germans.  He also was buried by a shell.".

Toronto Star,  October 12th, 1917:

Killed 30 Germans.

Corp. R. N. Siddle, the crack sniper of the 18th Battalion, had many exciting experiences.  He accounted for between 25 and 30 Germans.  His marksmanship career was ended at the Battle of the Somme when he was buried by a shell. 

Corp. Siddle was married two years ago, in London, to a Toronto girl.  His wife returned to Canada about two weeks ago and is now living at 198 1/2 Davenport road.