Maddocks, William

William Maddocks, Private 235204, 1st/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment
Died of wounds 20th September 1917 in Belgium, aged 30

 

EARLY LIFE

Husband of Annie Maddocks, of 4 Wellington Street, Macclesfield.

More information will be added here when research is complete.

 

WW1 SERVICE

William’s death was reported in the Macclesfield Advertiser on 5 October 1917:

PRIVATE W MADDOX

Mrs Maddox, of 4 Wellington St, Macclesfield, has been officially informed that her husband, Private W Maddox, who had been transferred from the Cheshire Regiment to the South Lancashires, was killed in action on September 20th. Previous to joining the colours he was employed by Mrs Leach, dyer and silk finisher. He was educated at St George’s School, Sutton, and was a devoted parent. He leaves a widow and two children, one eight years old and the other three. He was a member of the Victoria Angling Society.

 

COMMEMORATION

Private William Maddocks is buried in Grave Ref. I. B. 9. of the Nine Elms British Cemetery near Ypres, Belgium. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private William Maddocks, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.

In Macclesfield, Private William Maddocks is commemorated on the Park GreenTown Hall and St Michael’s Church war memorials.

 

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SOURCES

Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Lives of the First World War website
Macclesfield Advertiser: 5 October 1917
Macclesfield Times: 23 September 1921 (photo supplement)

 

 


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