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  • Buried in Adinkerke Churchyard Extension, Belgium. (www.cwgc.org)
Person Details
Nottingham
Thomas Bradley was the son of Thomas and Agnes Widdowson (nee King). Both his parents were born in Nottingham, Thomas in 1860 and Agnes in 1873. They were married in 1895 and 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 of 1901/1911 or registered on birth/baptismal records; all were born in Nottingham: Thomas Bradley birth registered 1897 (J/F/M) bap. Nottingham St Peter 1 March 1898; John Henry birth registered 1898 (J/F/M) bap. St Peter 1 March 1898 d. 1901; Florence Agnes birth registered 1900 (J/F/M ) d. 1901; Annie Elizabeth b. January 1901; Edward William b. 1904; Ethel b. 1907 and Dorothy b. 1910. Another daughter, Marjorie, was born later in 1912. 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), who died later that year, 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. The family had moved to 35 Albion Street by 1911. Thomas was still working as a labourer for the Corporation and Agnes was employed 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, Edward (8), Ethel (4) and Dorothy (1). Another child, Marjorie, was born in 1912. Agnes died in 1914 (reg. J/F/M) aged 40. Her husband Thomas probably died in March 1934.
He was in domestic service in 1911.
23 Jul 1917
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Private
1/4th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1/4th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (formerly 6548). Formerly 5026 West Riding Regiment. Thomas Bradley Widdowson did not serve overseas until after 1915. He died of wounds in Belgium on 23 July 1917 and is buried in Adinkerke Churchyard Extension, Belgium (grave ref. 842). Thomas qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal. CWGC - History of Adinkerke Churchyard Extension (extract): the village of Adinkerke is west of the town of Veurne. 'From June to November 1917, XV Corps held the front from the Belgian coast to St. Georges. The 24th and 39th Casualty Clearing Stations were posted at Oosthoek (between Adinkerke and Furnes) from July to November, and the 1st Canadian Casualty Clearing Station was at Adinkerke for a short time in June. Adinkerke Churchyard Extension is a Belgian Military Cemetery on the west side of the Churchyard. The Commonwealth graves are in two small plots and are numbered consecutively with the other graves.' 67 Commonwealth graves. (www.cwgc.org)
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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  • Buried in Adinkerke Churchyard Extension, Belgium. (www.cwgc.org)
    Thomas Bradley Widdowson - Buried in Adinkerke Churchyard Extension, Belgium. (www.cwgc.org)