PACKER, Harold John

1901 - 1976

Born at Uplands Stroud, Gloucestershire on 2 July 1901, youngest of the five children of William Packer, a police inspector, and his wife Harriet née Bennett, who married at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire in 1891. In 1911, a 9 year old living at the Police Station, Station Road, Cinderford, Gloucestershire with his parents, 50 year old William and 47 year old Harriet, with four siblings, William James 17, Reginald Thomas 15, Winifred Louise 14, and Ernest George 12. He married at Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire in 1926 Enid Margery B. Wilce (22 April 1903-1993) and in 1939 a bank sub-manager living at 83 Offington Avenue, Worthing, Sussex with his wife. About 1940 they moved to Ipswich where Harold was a member of the Ipswich Art Club from 111 Valley Road, Ipswich 1941-1947, but does not seem to have exhibited. He died at South Glamorgan, Wales in 1976.