SINKER, Robert Carey

1898 - 1967

Robert Carey Sinker was born at Docking, Norfolk on 29 November 1898, eldest child of Revd Robert Sinker (1869-1941), sometime rector of St Matthews, Ipswich, and his wife Edith Isabella Cranstoun Brenton née Carey, who was born in Gibraltar on 25 January 1872 and died in India on 22 July 1901, aged 29, who married at Karachi, India on 14 September 1897. In 1911, a 12 year old living at 13 St Pauls Street, Southport, Lancashire with his 42 year old widowed father and three sibling brothers, George 10, Alick 9, both born in India and Paul 5 born at Slough, Buckinghamshire. He enlisted in the army and on 31 January 1919 promoted a lieutenant, serving in the Indian Army Medical Service and promoted acting captain on 31 July 1919 serving in 1/6th Gurkha Rifles. He married at Bermondsey, London in 1934, Lily Geraldine Hoysted (25 February 1877-1967). A member of the Lake Artist Society 1933-1939 and as Captain R. S. Sinker exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club in 1932 from High Wells, Kendal, Westmoreland, two watercolours 'Evening Glory, Kashmir' and 'Monsoon Sunset, N.W. Frontier, India'. In 1939 was a minister of religion, C of E, and an army pensioner, living at 2 Orford Road, Wanstead, London with his wife Lily. He was the minster at St Pauls, Dorking 1950-1962 and died in Surrey in 1967, aged 68.




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