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Father: Josiah Kiddier was born in 1864 in Sneinton and worked as a brass worker on building lace machines (C. 1901) Betsy Kiddier née Rose was born in 1864 in Kinoulton, Nottinghamshire married in 1884 at Nottingham, Brother: William, born in 1885 at Sneinton. Sisters: Mary E., born in Sneinton in 1887 and working as a pattern girl, Annie, born in 1891 in Loughborough Leicestershire, Ethel, born in 1896 also in Loughborough and Rosie, born in 1898 in Sneinton. The family lived at 49 Davis Street, Sneinton, Nottingham. John Henry Kiddier married Maud Potter (born 5th April 1891 ) they were married on 27th November 1909 at St Stephens Church, Sneinton they had sons, John Leslie, born on 9th May 1910 , George Eric born 20th September 1911 and Henry Harold born 8th August 1916. they lived at 2 Camden Street, Sneinton, The family lived at 24 Festus Street, Nottingham in 1911 John is 21 yrs and a cash register machinist, he is living with his wife Maud 20 yrs and their son Leslie 18 months. Commencing 5th March 1917 his widow was awarded a pension of 20 shillings and 6 pence a week..
In 1911 he was a cash registrar assembler.
01 Jul 1916
798173 - CWGC Website
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private John Henry Kiddier was called up for service and following training he was drafted to France. The 1/7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters was situated in trenches near Foncquevillers and were prepared for the attack on Gommecourt on the opening day of the Battle of the Somme. Despite a week long barrage by the British artillery, the minute the men began to cross No Man's Land in four waves enemy artillery and machine gun fire swept the lines. Few reached the German lines and those that did were soon forced to shelter in the shell holes in No Man's Land. At roll call that evening only 96 men answered to their name. Having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
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