|Sydney was the youngest of eight children. Born before Dec of 1909. His eldest brother, George Albert Plaskett born in 1885 went down with HMS Black Prince during the first world war. Sydney hardly had time to get to know his older brother.
The death of two sons in such circumstances must have been unbearable for their parents.
My grandmother, Annie Gertrude Plaskett (1891-1985), their sister, knew both brothers and helped bring up Sydney.
My mother also recalls Sydney as someone who enjoyed a good laugh. The WGC lists Sydney as being married to Maud - my mother does not remember a marriage. I wonder who or where Maud is?