Sydney George Yeo and Elsie Elizabeth Long

This couple married at the parish church in South Hackney in 1935. The groom was a 23-year-old clerk, a son of licensee Charles Alfred James Yeo. The bride was a 24-year-old typist, a daughter of printer William Henry Long deceased. Both parties were previously unmarried.

Sydney George Yeo had been born in London in 1911 to parents Charles Alfred James Yeo and Agnes Maria Pond. The 1939 Register records him at 131 Old Church Road, Chingford. He is a special constable with the Metropolitan Police and his wife is recorded as Elizabeth Long. No one else is listed.

Sydney’s father Charles Alfred James Yeo was born in London in 1885 and married Agnes Maria Pond at Bethnal Green in 1909 (Agnes is recorded as Dolly Yeo in the 1911 census). His parents George Yeo and Josephine Webber were originally from South Tawton in Devon and had moved to London in the early 1880s.

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