Son of Edward and Mercy/Mircy Jane (nee DAY) NORTH of Oxhey, Herts.
His parents married 16 November 1895 at St Matthew’s, Oxhey. Mercy died 1956 in the Hemel Hempstead, Herts, district aged 82.
Sidney was born 1896 in Watford or Bushey, Herts, and baptised 21 October 1904 at St Matthew’s, Oxhey. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 5 he lived in Bushey, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, a roundsman aged 15, he still lived in Bushey, with his parents and two siblings.