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Ruddington Nottinghamshire
He was the husband of Rose (née Morley) Widdowson and the father of Emily May and Rose Widdowson. In early 1918 Rose who was living at 51 Rectory Road West Bridgford, was awarded a weekly pension of 22/11d. Rose married Percy Stokes in 1921.
In 1915 he worked in a press shop as casing maker.
04 Oct 1917
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98255 - CWGC Website
86412
173 Exchange Road West Bridgford Nottingham.
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Edward Widdowson enlisted on 10 December 1915 and the following day was put on the reserve list. He was mobilized on 17 May 1917 and posted to 4th reserve Battalion. On 7 August 1917 he was posted to France and the 2nd Battalion. He was posted again, to 9th Battalion on 27 August 1917. The Battle of Broodeseinde on 4 October 1917 would be Edward's first and last. The 9th battalion attacked towards Poelcappelle at 6 am on 4th October, following the creeping barrage and aided by tanks. After fierce fighting the battalion took all of its objectives but at great cost and Edward was one of the men killed. Battalion HQ was situated at Pheasant Farm and Edward was buried in Pheasant Trench Cemetery, Langemarck. After the armistice this battlefield cemetery was concentrated to Cement House Cemetery and Edward was re-interred in Grave VI. F. 29 John Morse
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    Edward Widdowson - Buried in Cement House Cemetery