First World War soldier Sidney Choppen, from Hadleigh, is pictured in this image taken in about 1915.

Sidney was one of the lucky ones. He came home, and survived the Second World War as well.

He was a blacksmith in civilian life.

Thanks to David Hurrell of the Hadleigh Community Archive for supplying the photo.

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