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Henry Thomas Eddershaw was the son of Reuben Eddershaw and Elizabeth Holmes who married at Nottingham in 1879. Their children included: Henry Thomas (b.1881) and Jane (b.1883). Home addresses identified: 8 Campbell Grove, Nottingham [C.1881]; and 39 St Paul’s Street Radford [C.1901 & C.1911]. The family could not be located in the 1891 census. Reuben Eddershaw, who worked variously as a barman [C.1881], general labourer [C.1901] and boiler cleaner [C.1911], died at Nottingham, aged 73 in 1930. His wife, Elizabeth predeceased him, dying at Nottingham, aged 58, in 1913. In 1907 Henry Thomas Eddershaw married Sarah Elizabeth Swindell at Nottingham. The couple had four children: Alfred Louis (b.1908), George Edward (b.1909), Connie (b.1910) and Ernest Robert (b.1912). In 1911 the family lived at 11 Brixton Road, Radford. His widow’s address was 136 Forster Street, Radford [n.e.p.30.4.1918 & CWGC]. His widow never remarried and eventually died in the New Forest area of Hampshire, aged 88, in 1970.
Henry Eddershaw worked as a general labourer and later as a wood sawyer.
15 Apr 1918
437382 - CWGC Website
222nd Field Coy Royal Engineers
Sapper Eddershaw enlisted in Nottingham and following training he was drafted to France. During April 1918 the Germans launched Operation georgette, aiming to cut through the British armies and capture the Channel Ports. Spr. Eddershaw was involved in the fighting and was seriously wounded. He was taken to a casualty clearing station at Mendinghem but died 15/04/1918. He was buried at Mendinghem Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.
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