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Newark on Trent
Percy Walter Toder was born in 1897 at Newark on Trent and was the son of John William a chimney sweep and Mabel Toder née Widdowson of Concert Hall Yard, King Street, Southwell. His father John William Toder was born in 1869 in Newark and his mother Mabel Widdowson was born in 1871 at Bingham. They were married in 1892 at Newark and went on to have 13 children 1 of whom died in infancy their children were, Harold Cecil b1894 Newark,,Doris Irene b1896, Percy Walter b1897 Newark, Gladys Mabel b1899 Newark, Clarence John b1900 Newark, Bernard Arthur b1901 Newark, Charles Bertie b1902 Newark, Rowland Howard b1904 Southwell, Constance Ivy b1906 Southwell, Olive Kathleen b1907 Southwell and Albert Edward Toder b1910 Southwell In the 1911 census they lived in Concert Hall Yard Southwell Nottinghamshire, and were shown as John William 42 yrs a chimney sweep he is living with his wife Mabel 40 yrs and their children, Harold Cecil 17 yrs an under gardener, Doris Irene 15 yrs engaged on house duties, Percy Walter 14 yrs an errand boy, Gladys Mabel 12 yrs a scholar, Clarence John 11 yrs a scholar, Bernard Arthur 10 yrs a scholar, Charles Bertie 9 yrs a scholar, Rowland Howard 7 yrs a scholar, Constance ivy 5 yrs a scholar, Olive Kathleen 4 yrs and Albert Edward 11 months.
In 1911 he was an errand boy.
10 Dec 1918
472350 - CWGC Website
2/5th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Percy Walter Toder enlisted at Newark in November 1914 whilst residing at Southwell. He served with the 2/5th battalion Sherwood Foresters and landed in France on 28th June 1915. He was captured by the Germans on 21st March 1918 at Bullecourt and was sent to work in a coalmine at Dulmen. Following the armistice he left Germany on 26th November 1918 on the long march to Holland. He died on 10th December 1918 of pneumonia at Sittard, Limbery, Holland and is buried at Nijmegen (Rustoord Cemetery), Gelderland, Netherlands.
His elder brother Harold Cecil also served during the 'Great War' he enlisted on 25th May 1915 and served as Corporal M2/104941 in the Army Service Corps, Motor Transport. He was discharged on 1st February 1918 due to sickness and was awarded a Silver War Badge no 322775, he did see service overseas.
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