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Thomas Bradley was the son of Thomas Widdowson and Agnes Widdowson nee King. Both his parents were born in Nottingham, Agnes in 1873 (O/N/D Nottingham) and were married in 1895 (O/N/D Nottingham). By the time of the 1911 Census they had had eight children of whom only five had survived infancy. Seven children were either named on the census between 1901 and 1911 or registered on birth/baptismal records, all were born in Nottingham: Thomas Bradley birth registered 1897 (J/F/M Nottingham) bap. Nottingham St Peter 1 March 1898, John Henry birth registered 1898 (J/F/M Nottingham) bap. Nottingham St Peter 1 March 1898 d. 1901 (A/M/J Nottingham) aged 1 year, Florence Agnes birth registered 1900 (J/F/M Nottingham) d. 1901 (O/N/D Nottingham) aged 1 year, Annie Elizabeth b. 15 January 1901, Edward William b. 25 April 1904 (A/M/J Nottingham), Ethel b. 1907 (J/A/S Nottingham) and Dorothy b. 1910 (A/M/J Nottingham). Another daughter, Marjorie, was born later in 1912 (A/M/J Nottingham). It is likely that all the children were baptised at Nottingham St Peter. In 1901 Thomas (39) a labourer (gas works) and Agnes (27) a lace worker, were living at 34 Albion Street, Nottingham, with their three children, Thomas (4), Florence (1) and Annie (under 1 year). Also in the household were two boarders, Henry Mitchell (25 b. London), a shoe maker, and his wife Jennie (26 b. Birmingham), a lace dresser. Florence died later the same year aged 1 year. The family had moved to 35 Albion Street by 1911. Thomas (49) was still working as a labourer for the Corporation and Agnes (39) was working as a lace clipper. Their five surviving children were all in the home on the night of the census: Thomas (14) who was in domestic service, Annie (10), Edward (8), Ethel (4) and Dorothy (1). Another child, Marjorie, was born in 1912 and Agnes died two years later, death registered 1914 (J/F/M Nottingham); she was 40 years old.
He was in domestic service in 1911.
23 Jul 1917
163963 - CWGC Website
1/4th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
He previously served as 5026 West Riding Regiment and 6548 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. He is buried in Adinkerke Churchyard Extension, Belgium (grave ref. 842)
Probable ID - only record CWGC TB Widdowson (any service/nationality) Registers of Soldiers' Effects: His father, Thomas, was his sole legatee
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