Sydney Suckling 1902


1902. Sydney Harold Suckling, last child born to Arthur Suckling & Louisa Parchment . Dec 1902 W. Ham. No baptism found

His siblings were:

1911C, Sydney Harold Suckling, 8, living with parents Arthur 45, labourer at home, Louisa 51, Edward Arthur, 23, hairdresser, Emily Louisa 20, housemaid, Clarence William 15, learning at hairdressers, all children b. Islington except Sydney b. Walthamstow. Family living in Westhill Road, South Wonston, Mirkeldewer, Hants [Winchester district] in 4 rooms. Brother Albert Suckling, 19, servant, hairdresser b.Barnsbury?, London, living at a hairdressers[Taylor] at 80, High St.,Horsey, London.


1916 ....Two of his brothers were killed 1916, within a month of each other, on the Somme. At this time October 1916 Arthur & Louisa Suckling were living at 2, Moss Villas, Elmhurst Rd., Langley, Bucks. His son, John Suckling 1931, has the war medals for these 2 dead brothers, Albert & Clarence.


1930 Sydney Harold Suckling married Margaret M. Fisher, Dec 1930 Woolwich

They had John Suckling 1931,b. London who married, 1954, Eve Small, b. Bowen, in Australia, and had Cary 1955, John Damian1956 & Lauren Suckling ,1960, b.Brisbane. John was evacuated to Canada for the war years[Sydney stayed in Canada after the war and remarried Daisy,having divorced Margery, who went to Australia]. Sydney was in Iraq in 1923,' will confirm off a cup Dad has. Sydney was in the one mile running club and won a cup. Dad also has the medals for the 2 uncles from WW1' - quote from Lauren, Dad' being John.. Sydney died in Kingston Ontario~1977. Dad remembers 298 Coggleshall Rd , as the address where Arthur and Louisa lived before he left for Australia
'Dads' parents [Sydney & Margery] separated during WW2 and he never lived with them after the age of 8. Dad was sent to Canada during the war, with a fleet of ships. They had an air raid while doing the crossing. He was billetted out in Canada. Lived a lot of his life in England with his mothers family.". The son, Adrian Elford, of a childhood friend of John Suckling contacted me March 2010, but by this time Lauren was still no longer contactable by email or via Genes, and she has never seen the above grave pictures, which I tried to send in August 2009.

Louisa Suckling[ nee Parchment] 1860-.... with husband Arthur and son Sid, probably c 1950.

. . . . . .Florence 1888- . . . . . . . . .Sydney 1902 - . . . . . . . .Clarence 1896 - 1916.

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