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Sydney Wildsmith was the son of Sidney Wildsmith and Harriett Bowler who married at Derby in 1891. Their children included: Ada (b.1892), Edith (b.1893), Sydney (b.1895), Elsie (b.1897), Gladys (b.1907) and Harry (b.1909). The Wildsmith family lived at: 2 Chatsworth Grove, St Ann’s [C.1891]; 28 Napoleon Square, Percy Street, Old Basford [C.1901]; 10 Shipstone Street, Radford Road, New Basford [C.1911]. In 1910 Sidney Wildsmith senior, who worked as a general labourer, died at Nottingham, aged 46. The 1911 census has his widow now returning to work as a cigar maker, an occupation she undertook at the time they were first married. The post-war address for Harriett Wildsmith, given in the CWGC records, was 252 Wordsworth Road, Radford. What subsequently happened to her is unclear.
Gangboy in Newcastle pit (C. 1911)
25 Aug 1917
177882 - CWGC Website
Lance Corporal
15th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He enlisted at Nottingham; killed in action; buried in the Unicorn Cemetery, Vendhuile, Aisne, France.
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