Sydney Coldicott

Census Address: 2 Brownlow Terrace
Place of Birth: Stamford
Date of Birth: 1897
Enlistment Address: --
Regiment: --
Service Numbers: --
Place of Death: Stamford
Date Died: 1956
Brownlow Terrace

Sydney was born in Stamford in 1897, his parents were Robert Forrester and Alice (nee Harrison) Coldicott. His father was the relieving officer for the registrar of births , deaths and employed by the Board of Guardians. (The 1900 Kelly’s Directory added vaccination, school attendance, inquiry officer and collector to the Guardians’ Stamford District to his list of duties.)

The Gables, Empingham Road

The Gables, Empingham Road

In 1901 the family was living with their maternal grandmother, Alice Harrison (Pork and Provision Dealer) at 38, St Mary’s Street. By 1911 the family had moved to 2 Brownlow Terrace. Sydney (then 13) and his 3 sisters were all attending school. Nora was older and the twins, Mabel and Hilda were younger. The family employed a domestic servant – Ethel Bailey from Ryhall.

At the Endowed School , St Peter’s Hill in 1908 Sydney received the Geography Prize. In 1909 he gained entrance to the Grammar School (later known as Stamford School)
No records of military service or employment or marriage for Sydney have been found.

In 1950 when his father died he was living at The Gables in Empingham Road also his father’s address. He was a recipient with his sister in his father’s will and described as having ‘no occupation’ and Sydney continued to live there until his own death in 1956.

Amendments and Addenda

The 1939 Register records that Sydney suffered from Haemophilia and was permanently incapacitated which explains why he did not serve in the War.