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Albert was the son of George Henry Maddock and his second wife, Mary Maddock. George married his first wife, Frances Humphreys, in 1877 (A/M/J, Nottingham). In 1881 George (27), a house decorator, and Frances (22) were living at 10 Blue Bell Hill Road, Nottingham, with their first child, Ethel Gertrude (b. 1880). They later had two sons, William Hy (b. 1882) and George Henry (b. 1885). Frances died in 1887 (J/A/S) at the age of 28 and George married Mary Berrisford the following year in 1888. In 1891 George (37) and Mary were living at 24 Gladstone Street, Nottingham. Also in the home on the night of the census were George's three children by his first wife, Ethel (11), William (8) and George Henry (5). Ethel married Thomas Joseph Riley in 1898 and in 1901 they were living in Derby with their two children Thomas Joseph (1) and Agnes (4 months); they had at least one more child, Isabella (b. abt. 1910) By 1901 George (47), was a house painter on his own account. He and Mary were living at 78 Woodborough Road, Nottingham, with William (18) a house painter, and George (15) an errand boy, and their son Albert (8, b. 1892). The census shows a discrepancy in Mary's age; on the 1891 Census her age was given as 28 years (b. Westwood, Notts) - there is a record of the registration of the birth of Mary Berrisford in 1865 (J/A/S), Basford registration district - but on the 1901 Census her age is given as 45 (b. Nottingham). Although her name has been transcribed on the 1891 Census as 'Mary' the name on the original document is hardly legible. Note: no other marriages for George Henry Maddock have been traced between 1891 and 1901. George was later widowed (no record yet found of Mary's death) and in 1906 (O/N/D) he married Elizabeth Rose (nee Tyler). Elizabeth was born in Exton, Rutland, the daughter of Richard and Sarah Tyler, and was baptised in Exton on 21 November 1858. She married Thomas Richard Rose in 1879 and in 1901 was living at Ashwell, Rutland with her husband Thomas (56) and their five children, William Herbert (20), Arthur (12), Edith (10), Annie (6) and Minnie (Sarah Minnie, 4). George's eldest son, William, married Mabel Cheetham in 1906 (A/M/J) and in 1911 they and their four-year old son, Frank William, were living with Mabel's widowed mother at 33 Skynner street, Mansfield Road. George Henry married Louisa Cowpertwait in 1908 (J/A/S, registered Nottingham). By the time of the 1911 Census he and Louisa (27) were living at 1 Orby Terace, Woodhouse Street, Nottingham and had one child, Charles Henry (b. 1910, J/F/M), although another child had died in infancy. They subsequently had at least two more children, Bertha (b. 1911, J/A/S)) and Louisa (b. 1912, J/A/S). In 1911 Albert (18), a plumber, was living at 78 Woodborough Road, Nottingham, with his father, step-mother and step-sister, Sarah Minnie (14) a lace hand. Albert's half-brother, George Henry, served with the 17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (30409, Corporal) and was killed on 3 September 1916 (Thiepval Memorial). He left a wife and children. Albert was unmarried but named Miss Alice Maud Marshall of 9 Woodville Road, Sherwood, Nottingham, as his legatee. Albert's father died on 5 October 1922 and his step-mother on 26 June 1943 aged 86.
In 1911 he was a plumber. His service record also gives his occupation as handyman/house painter.
22 Feb 1919
329955 - CWGC Website
92 Woodborough Road, Nottingham
Royal Engineers
218th Field Coy. Short Service Attestation survives (damaged record). Albert attested on 10 December 1915 and transferred to the Army Reserve until mobilized on 16 February 1916. He served at home until going to France on 14 October 1916. He received a gun shot wound to the hand on 12 November 1916 and was unfit for duty until 16 January 1917. He was wounded again on 28 September the same year and then was affected by gas on 22 August 1918. Albert continued to serve in the army following the Armistice and was admitted to hospital on 15 February 1919 where he died of bronchial-pneumonia on 22 February. He was buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery (grave ref. XII D12). He had served for 2 years 132 days. (damaged) memo with service record: No 218 Field Coy. Disease Broncho Pneumonia. History of one week’s illness before admission to 21 CCS on 18 February 1919. On admission he was very cyanosed with a constant paroxysm of coughing. Tongue very dry. Chest showed cause crepitations (-) bases. (-) of dullness and diminished (-) base. (-) in face. Great (-) tongue foul and (-) areas of tubular breathing in left lung behind (-) axilla: course (-) at right base. Very ill iindeed and not responding to stimulants. Died at 6.50pm. Cause of death broncho pneumonia contracted on (-) service. Signed (-) Dukes, Cap. RAMC
Albert's legatee was Miss Alice M Marshall: 'Regimental No 1458438 Sapper Albert Maddock, legatee Miss Alice Maud Marshall, 9 Woodville Road, Sherwood, Nottingham Witnesses Leslie Morral, 29 King William Street, Tunstall, Staffs and Wilfrid Churchill, 46 Umberstall Road, (-), Birmingham.' Albert's personal effects were returned to Alice in June 1919: disc, wrist watch, strap and protector, toothbrush, letters, puch, razor in case, shaving brush, photos, metal mirror, bunch of keys, soap, pipe, pair of scissors, razor strop, wallet, notebook, (-) mirror in case. The commemorative plaque and scroll were sent to his father at 92 Woodborough Road. Elizabeth Maddock, by then widowed, wrote to the Army in 1927 about her step-son whom she refers to as her son (Albert would have been about 14 when his father remarried), 'Letter dated 23 March 1927 from E Maddock of 42 Sherwin Street, Nottingham, to OC Records, Royal Engineers, Chatham. ‘Dear Sir, ref 145438 Spr A Maddock (Dec), 218th Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Will you kindly inform me as to the date of my son’s enlistment into His Majesty’s Forces. He was buried at Poppelsdorfer, Friedhorf, (-) I shall be glad to have your reply as soon as convenient.’ Reply dated 6 April 1927 to Mrs E Maddock, 42 Sherwin Street, Nottingham: ‘Madam, With reference to your letter of 23rd March addressed to the Officer-in-Charge, Royal Engineer records, Chatham, I am directed to inform you tht the Department has a record of a No. 145438 Sapper Albert Maddock, Royal Engineers, who attested on (-) December 1915, and was mobilised for service on 16th February 1916.’ Probate: Maddock George Henry of 42 Sherwin-street Nottingham died 5 October 1922 Probate Nottingham 9 March to William Maddock twist hand and Christopher William Eddings commercial clerk [step-daughter Edith’s husband]. Effects £997 0s. 11d. Death index; Elizabeth Maddock b. abt 1857 d. 1943 (June, Nottingham) age 86. Probate: Maddock Elizabeth of 42 Sherwin-street Nottingham widow died 26 June 1943 Administration (with Will) Nottingham 22 January to Edith Christina Eddings (wife of Christopher Eddings) and Florence Julia Rose spinster. Effects £313 6s.
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