Born in 1885 in Breachwood Green, Kings Walden. Son of Herbert Sharp (a forester for the Stagenhoe estate) and Emily (nee Peacock) 9, Council Cottages, Preston near Hitchin. He married Annie Moules in late summer 1910, but she died early in 1911 before the Census, when Sidney is described as a widower and is living at Chequers Lane, Preston with his family and working as a farm labourer. Parents later lived at 9 Council Cottages, Chequers Lane. He was a widower with no children, his wife having died after only eighteen weeks of marriage.