HOLBROOK, Sydney William

1903 - 1977

Sydney, sometimes Sidney, William Holbrook, was born at Newport, Monmouthshire on 28 February 1903, only child of John Francis Holbrook, dairyman, and his second wife Augusta Mary née Cock, who married at Newport in 1902, his first wife was Susan Sophia née Osmand (1860-1902), who married in 1886. In 1911, an 8 year old, living at 69 Fairoak Avenue, Newport with his parents, 48 year old George and 39 year old Augusta, with his three step-siblings Artimus Stanley 22, Chester John H. 20 and Ellen Beatrice 18, all born at Newport. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1945-1949, exhibiting from Stour View, Sturmer, Essex in 1945, three pictures 'Self Portrait', 'The Rick' and 'The Red Blouse', in 1946 two pictures, 'Greta' and 'The Dinas (South Wales)' and in 1947 'A Portrait'. He died at The Pear Tree, Sturmer, Haverhill, Suffolk on 30 January 1977.