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Beeston Nottingham
William Henry Haddon was born in 1897 the son of William an iron foundry labourer and Elizabeth Haddon (née Foulk). William was born in 1874 at Basford, Elizabeth in 1873 at Derby. Married in 1896 at Nottingham, they had seven children six surviving infancy - William Henry b.1897, Ida b.1898, Percy b.1899, Lizzie b.1902, George b.1904 and Nellie Haddon b.1908. In 1911, they lived at 12, Humber Road South, Beeston.
He was a printer.
08 Apr 1917
20
284292 - CWGC Website
73263
Private
37th Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps
William Henry Haddon enlisted in Nottingham and was killed in action on Easter Sunday, 8th April 1917. Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Grave Reference: VII G 36
His brother, Private Percy Haddon, who served with the 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment, was killed in action in France 20th October 1918. Nottingham Evening Post 8th April 1918: “HADDON. – In loving memory of Pte. William Henry Haddon, R.A.M.C., killed in action April 8th, 1917, aged 20. Sleep on, dear son in a hero's grave, a grave we may never see, but as long as life lasts and memory clings, we shall always remember thee. – Sorrowing mother, father, sisters, and brothers and brother Percy (in France). “HADDON. – In loving memory of my dear brother Pte. William Henry Haddon, R.A.M.C., killed in action April 8th, 1917. A loving brother, true and kind, he was to me in heart and mind; and always tried to do his best, and now he has gone to take his rest. – From his sorrowing sister Ida.” Notices courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 30 March 1918: ‘Haddon. In loving memory of Pte W Haddon RAMC who was killed in action Easter Sunday, 1917. Too dearly loved to be forgotten by his undle Harry and aunt Harriett Simpson, 54, Upper Eldon-street; also cousins Rachel, Flora, Harriett, and Ada.’ NOTE: CWGC gives his date of death as 9 April 1917, but the Registers of Soldiers' Effects, UKSDGW and family notices in the local paper give the date as 8 April.
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