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  • 8564 Sergeant Joseph Widdowson DOW 19th June 1915 Whilst POW
Person Details
Nottingham
He was the son of William and Lizzie Widdowson and the brother of William, Hetty Elizabeth, George, Annie, Thomas and Albert Widdowson. In 1891 and 1901 they lived at 27 Pinder Street Nottingham. He was the husband of Betsy Widdowson and the father of Leonard Joseph and Edith May Widdowson. In 1911 they lived at 46 Grainger Street Nottingham.
He was a general labourer in 1911.
19 Jun 1915
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486611 - CWGC Website
8564
Acting Sergeant
1st Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
He enlisted around 1902 and probably entered the Reserve around 1910/11. He re-enlisted at Newark and entered theatre on 2nd November 1914 serving in Y Company. The battalion had been heavily engaged in October around Herlies and at Messines on 1st November and were at that time fighting at Herenthage Chateau. On 16th June 1915, he took part in the attack on Bellewaarde Ridge as part of an attempt by 9th Brigade to break through the German lines and reach Bellewaarde Lake. The War Diary lists him as missing, but he was actually wounded and a prisoner of war. Joseph succumbed to his wounds on the 19th June 1915 and was buried in the German Military Cemetery at Ledeghem. After the war his body was reinterred in the Harlebeke New British Cemetery. Research John Beech
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  • 8564 Sergeant Joseph Widdowson DOW 19th June 1915 Whilst POW
    Harlebeke New British Cemetery - 8564 Sergeant Joseph Widdowson DOW 19th June 1915 Whilst POW
  • In Memoriam
    Nottingham Evening Post 19th June 1916 - In Memoriam