Sidney Holloway was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England in 1888 and his birth was registered in the September quarter of that year. He was the son of James Holloway (b. 1850) and Clara Cross (1847-1897). Both his parents were natives of Southampton and had married there in 1868.
Sidney and his family are listed as living at 32 New Road, St Mary, Southampton on the 1891 census. His siblings were listed as: Clara (b. 1870), James (b. 1873), Laura (b. 1875), Benjamin (b. 1877), Harry (b. 1879), George (b. 1883) and Edward (b. 1887).
Sidney's mother died in 1897 aged 50. On the 1901 census he and his brother Edward are the only children at home and the Holloways have relocated several doors down to 38 New Road. Also present was their unmarried paternal aunt Sarah.
Sidney appears on the 1911 census living at 60 Hartington Road, Southampton, the home of his married sister Laura Kinder and her family. He is described as an unmarried tailor.
The Titanic was Sidney's first ship. When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, he gave his address as 60 Hartington Road, Southampton and age as 20. As an assistant clothes presser steward he received monthly wages of £3 15s.
Sidney Holloway was lost in the Titanic disaster.
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His body, was recovered by the Mackay-Bennett (#273) and was buried at Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 6 May 1912.
NO. 273. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 30. HAIR, BROWN. SMOOTH SHAVEN.
CLOTHING - Ship's uniform; no vest or shirt; pajama suit; false upper teeth.
PROBABLY A JUNIOR OFFICER.
NAME - S. HOLLOWAY,
References and Sources
White Star Line (1912.) Record of Bodies and Effects (Passengers and Crew S.S. "Titanic") Recovered by Cable Steamer "MacKay Bennett"