In Volume XXIII of the ‘Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club’ published in 1902, there appeared an obituary to the Late John Clavell Mansel-Pleydell Esq. of Whatcombe, who had been its president.
Sidney William Ware was born on November 11, 1892 at Whatcombe in the Parish of Winterbourne Whitchurch, Dorset, England. the son of William Ware, a dairyman, and his wife Maude. He was one of eight brothers of a family of 13.