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Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire
Joseph Tudbury was born in 1890 at Hucknall and was the son of John a cab proprietor and carter and the late Martha Tudbury née Gregory of 32 Sylvester Street, Hucknall. His father John Tudbury was born in 1848 at Hucknall and died on 21st March 1918, he was 69 yrs of age his mother Martha Gregory was born in 1853 and died in Hucknall in 1899 she was 46 yrs of age. They were married in 1873, their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District. They went on to have 13 children all of whom were born in Hucknall, they were William b1874, James b1875, Mable b1876, Sarah b1878, Hannah b1880, Florence b1882, Edna b1884, Jane b1886, John b1887, Joseph b1890, Letty b1892, Clara b1894 and Freda b1897. Joseph married his wife Lillian Williamson in 1916 in Basford, they had a child Theresa born in 1913 and lived at 10 Portland Road, Hucknall. His probate was proven at Nottingham on 14th June 1932 and shows him as Joseph Tudbury 10 Portland Road, Hucknall who died on 9th December 1918 in France. His effects of £181. 8 shilings were left to his widow Lilian Tudbury.
He was a general carter.
09 Dec 1918
581497 - CWGC Website
2nd Bn Grenadier Guards
Private Joseph Tudbury enlisted and served with the 2nd battalion Grenadier Guards, he landed in France on 5th October 1915. He died of pneumonia on 9th December 1918 at 5th Casualty Clearing Station France and is buried in Maubeuge (Sous-Le- Bois) Cemetery, France, grave reference DD.11
He was the uncle of Private William Tudbury, who enlisted at Arnold and served with the 8th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment. He landed in France on 6th June 1915 and he died of “sickness” on 23rd June 1918. He is buried in Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery. Article published in the local press and courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 :- “ANOTHER FALLEN SOLDIER. “The total of Hucknall's fallen soldiers still continues to creep upwards, as news dribbles through concerning men who will never return to their kith and kin. The week we give a photograph of Private Joseph Tudbury, of the Grenadier Guards, who had to fall out in the march to the Rhine, and on December 9 he died at Bergin on the frontier. A later message shows that for burial he was brought to Mauberge, which is a fortified town of 5,000 people in the French department of Nord, four miles from the Belgian frontier. “It is sad to think that a soldier who had seen four years' service should have met with this end, and thus be deprived of sharing in the fruits of victory. To his wife and entire families on both sides, as well as to many friends, his death came as a great blow, as hopes had been built up of seeing his countenance at an early date, seeing he was entitled to a furlough.”
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