Born 26th March 1894
Killed in action at Zillebek, Wednesday 26th September 1917
Will Sivewright was educated at the Eltringham Street School, Wandsworth. This school is famous in S.W. London for football, and in our 1915-1916 team Will upheld its fame so worthily that we hoped he would continue with us for many seasons. Will, who was an insurance clerk, enlisted on the 1st of April, 1916, in the Royal Sussex Regt., and went to France three months later. In January 1917, he returned to England for a commission. After training at Newmarket, Will was gazetted to his old regiment and went to France again as a 2nd Lieutenant on 23rd August 1917. Five weeks later he fell amidst heavy fighting. Unhappily he was never officially reported killed, and his loved ones bore the strain of anxious hope until after all British prisoners were repatriated. Will Sivewright was a fellow of splendid physique, and in him sound manliness and quiet modesty combined to form a lovable personality.
Reproduced from Homage: A Record of Our Heroes (a commemorative booklet produced by Seven Kings United Methodist Church c.1920)