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Radford Nottingham
Joseph Pidcock Matthews was born in 1886 at Radford and was the son of the late George a coal miner and Sarah Jane Matthews née Pidcock. of 44 Citadel Street, Radford, Nottingham. His father George was born in 1858 at Netherton, Berkshire and his mother Sarah Jane Pidcock was born in 1858 at Swanick, Derbyshire, they were married in 1882 their marriage was recorded in the Belper registration district, they went on to have 7 children, sadly 3 died in infancy or early childhood, their children were Mary Ann b1882, Joseph Pidcock b1886, William Pidcock b 1888 Margaret b1890 and Frederick b1892 all were born at Radford. Joseph Matthews married his wife Mary Ann Turner (born 26th October 1884) in 1905 at Nottingham, they lived at 24 Osborne Street, Nottingham and later 51 Edward Road, Nottingham, they went on to have the following children, Maurice born 22nd July 1908, William Frederick born 11th May 1910 and Sydney born 21st May 1918. In 1911 they lived at 17 Stansfield Street Radford Nottingham and were shown as Joseph 25 yrs a grocers carter, he is living with his wife Mary Ann 26 yrs and their children, Maurice 2 yrs and William Frederick 10 months of age, In the same 1911 census his widowed mother and siblings are living at 44 Citadel Street, Radford and are shown as Sarah 53 yrs a widow she is living with her children, William 23 yrs a brass worker and Frederick 19 yrs a porter. Following his death his widow Mary Ann was awarded a pension of 30 shillings and ten pence a week which commence on 12th May 1919
In 1911 he was a groceries carter.
31 Oct 1918
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Army Service Corps
Corporal Joseph Matthews, enlisted at Nottingham and served with the Mechanical Transport, Army Service Corps, attached 210th Siege Battery Ammunition Column, Royal Garrison Artillery, he died of influenza on 31st October 1918. He is buried in Etretat Churchyard Extension.
Obituaries published 4th November 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- MATTHEWS. – October 31st, Cpl. J. Matthews, M.T.A.S.C., from influenza, abroad, after three years' service. – Sorrowing wife and children. “MATTHEWS. – Cpl. J. Matthews, M.T.A.S.C., from influenza, abroad. – Loving sisters and brothers, Nellie, Flo, Will, and Fred in Germany.” Above are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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