MERCER, Sidney Agnew

1904 - 1971

Born in Ipswich on 19 June 1904, son of Joseph Mercer and his wife Martha née Bailey. Educated at a Presbyterian School in Belfast and in 1911 a 6 year old living at 60 Sandhill Gardens, Shankill, Belfast, with his siblings Mary Isabel (born 23 September 1905 and Marjorie. Painter of landscapes in watercolour, designer & illustrator producing drawings for local media. He married at Sculcoates, Yorkshire in 1930, Mollie Lewis and in 1939 a printing, marketing & advertising administrator living at Acacia House, Beverley Road, Beverley, East Yorkshire with his wife Mollie (born 1 December 1909). Elected to Royal Society of Arts in 1936. He served as an officer in the RAFVR in Second World War. He produced murals including those in Royal Hall Harrogate and posters for both LNER and British Rail, and was managing director of Tattershall Advertising Ltd, Harrogate, Yorkshire living in the town for many years. He died at Woodlands, High Cleugh, Ripon, Yorkshire on 13 July 1971, 8 days after his wife Mollie.




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