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17 Mar 1895
Charles was the son of Charles Cadman and his first wife Mary (nee Needham). His father was the son of Herbert and Sarah Cadman, born on 4 December 1872 in Killamarsh, Derbyshire, and baptised at the parish church on 16 February the following year. His mother was the daughter of Joseph Needham and was also born in Killamarsh. They were married on 19 November 1894 in Barlborough, Derbyshire. According to the 1911 census completed by the widowed Charles, he and his wife had had 12 children of whom only seven were still living. Six children have been traced on the 1901 and 1911 Census, one of whom (Constance) died in infancy: Charles b. 17 March 1895 (1895 A/M/J Worksop), Joseph Herbert b. 29 June 1897, bap. 21 July 1897 Killamarsh, Harold b. 11 November 1898 (1898 O/N/D Chesterfield), Constance bap. 4 August 1900 Killamarsh, died 1901 (A/M/J Chesterfield) and buried 23 June 1902 Killamarsh, George b. 13 March 1902 (Warsop) and Annie birth registered 1905 (J/F/M Warsop) date of birth probably 12 December 1904. In 1901 Charles (28), a coal miner hewer, was living with his wife Mary (27) and their children Charles (6), Joseph Herbert (3), Harold (2) and Constance (8 months) at 90 High Street, Killamarsh, Derbyshire. Constance died a few months later. Charles and Mary had probably moved to Warsop by 1902 as their two youngest children, George and Annie, were born in Warsop in 1902 and c1905 respectively. Mary died in 1910 (O/ND Mansfield) aged 37 and at the time of the next census in 1911 her widowed husband Charles and five children, Charles (16), a colliery pony driver underground, Joseph (13), a surface worker (belt boy), Harold (12), George (9) and Annie (6), were living at 102 Warsop Vale, Shirebrook. Charles employed a housekeeper, Winifred Ogdon (56). The family home was still at 102 Warsop Vale when Charles junior was killed in 1916. Charles senior later married Gertrude (marriage record not yet traced). Charles, a retired miner/OAP, and Gertrude (b. 8 August 1871), were still living in Warsop at the time of the 1939 Register; Charles' son George, a coal miner, was unmarried and living at home. Charles may have died in 1954 (Dec Mansfield) aged 84 while Gertrude died in 1956 (March Mansfield) aged 86. George died in 1972 (March Mansfield) aged 70. Joseph Herbert married Ann Wagstaff (b. 9 September 1895), the daughter of Thomas Wagstaff, a collier, at Shirebrook, Derbyshire, on 17 March 1917. He was a Royal Marine based at HMS Royal Arthur. In 1939 they were living at 48 Station Road, Blackwell, Derbyshire, with their children Clarence Victor (b. 19 June 1917), a wagon repairer, and Mildred A (b. 29 March 1922) a shoe shop assistant. Joseph was working as a coal hewer. He died on 26 October 1972 in Mansfield; he was then living at 124 Victoria Road, Mansfield. Harold married Frances L Peace (b. 7 November 1902) in 1924 (A/M/J Mansfield). They were recorded on the 1939 register along with two daughters Alice A. (b. 23 October 1924) and Betty (b. 16 July 1929?) who were both at school; Harold was working as a coal hewer. He probably died in 1959 (September Mansfield) aged 60. Annie may have married Francis N Donlan in 1936 (A/M/J Nottingham) and at the time of the 1939 register they were living at 128 Harcourt Road, Nottingham. Annie (b. 12 December 1904) was a housewife and Frank (b. 22 March 1898) was a painter and decorator. Assuming that this is a correct identification, Annie died in 1985 (Sep Basford) age 80.
He was a colliery pony driver underground and was still following this occupation when he joined the Royal Navy in 1913 .
05 Jun 1916
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102 Warsop Vale, Mansfield, Notts.
Stoker 1st Class
HMS Hampshire Royal Navy
Chales joined the Royal Navy on 27 March 1913 on a 12 year engagement (5 years RN, 7 years Royal Fleet Reserve). He served in the following ships and shore establishments: Victory II, 27 March 1913-9 September 1913 (Stoker 2nd Class), HMS Vindictive, 10 September 1913-31 October 1913; Victory II, 17 November 1913-15 December 1913; HMS Europa, 16 December 1913-26 January 1914; HMS Hampshire, 27 January-5 June 1916 (Stoker 1st Class, 27 March 1914). Service record annotated, ‘NB4098. DD 5 June 1916. When HMS Hampshire was sunk’ HMS Hampshire was on passage Russia when she struck a mine off the Orkney. Only 12 of a ship's complement of over 600 survived. Charles' body was not recovered for burial and he is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
Mansfield Chronicle Advertiser, 8 June 1916: 'Warsop Vale Sailor on the Hampshire. Charley Cadman, son of Mr & Mrs Cadman of 102 Warsop Vale, was engaged as a stoker on "HMS Hampshire" the ill-fated cruiser which sank off the Orkney Islands on Monday last. For present Mr & Mrs Cadmen have had no communication from the Admiralty and it is feared that the unfortunate youth has perished. He joined the Royal Navy 3 years ago. He was smart, intelligent young man, and highly respected by all who knew him. He at one time served on the "Black Prince" one of the ships sunk in the recent naval battle.' Note: no record on Registers of Seamen's Services that Charles served in HMS Black Prince.
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