MRCS 1877, LSA 1876.
Sidebotham received his medical education at Owens College before settling in Hyde, Cheshire. He was medical officer and public vaccinator for Hyde District of Stockport Union, medical officer of health for Hyde Borough, and certifying factory surgeon. Sidebotham was a member of Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society. Harold Sidebotham (MRCS LRCP 1887) was practising at the same address in 1890, and was probably related.