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John Widdowson (junior) was born on 17th June 1889 at Gunthorpe his was baptised on 24th August 1890 at St Marys Church Lowdham. He was the son of John Widdowson (senior) a shepherd and Emily Widdowson née Sanday of Gunthorpe village. His father John (senior) was born on 16th January 1849 and died on 28th January 1914 at Gunthorpe he was 65 yrs of age, his mother Emily Sanday was born in 1850 at Gunthorpe, they were married on 7th October 1872 at St Marys Church, Lowdham and went on to have 8 children, sadly three died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were Arthur b1881, Henry b1883, Charles b1886 and John Widdowson b1890 all were born in Gunthorpe. In the 1911 census the family lived in Gunthorpe and were shown as John 62 yrs a shepherd, he is living with his wife Emily 61 yrs and their children, George 35 yrs a farm labourer, Arthur 29 yrs a lace warehouseman, Charles 24 yrs a ledger clerk and John 21 yrs a warehouseman. John (junior) married his wife Winifred Sybil Goddard, in 1916 they lived at Lowdham.
In 1911 he was a warehouseman.
23 Mar 1918
851184 - CWGC Website
1/4th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Private John Widdowson enlisted at Nottingham and served initially with the service number 31260 in the General Service Cavalry, he was serving with the 1/4th battalion Northumberland Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 23rd March 1918, having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
His brother Private George Widdowson enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 6th battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry he was killed in action on 22nd August 1917, having no known graves his name is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
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