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  • Grave, Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand
Person Details
15 Apr 1894
Bulwell Nottingham
Alfred Douglas Widdowson was born 15 April 1894 at Bulwell. He was the 5th and youngest son of Walter, a bleaching works manager, and Hepzibah Widdowson of Market Side Bulwell and later Ebury Road (both Nottingham). Eldest brother William Caulton Widdowson died c1920s - see headstone inscription (partly obscured).
On leaving school Widdowson was sent to France to learn the Textile Trade. He was working in Lyon, France, for a silk company at the outbreak of the First World War and enlisted into the Royal Garrison Artillery whilst in Lyon.
18 Feb 1919
24
2750323 - CWGC Website
Second Lieutenant
Royal Garrison Artillery
Severely gassed in 1918 and invalided home, he died of influenza and lobar pneumonia 18 February 1919, being weakened through the gas poisoning. See wording of obituary; probably died at home (Ivy Bank, Ebury Road). Interred Nottingham Church Cemetery.
Inscription on headstone: 'Alfred Douglas Widdowson, Lt RGA, died 18th February 1919, aged 24 years.' Nottingham Post obituary (abridged) 18 February 1919: WIDDOWSON, on the 18th inst of pneumonia at Ivy Bank, Ebury Road, Nottingham, Second Lieutenant AD Widdowson, RGA, youngest son of Walter and Hepzibah Widdowson, age 24. Church Cemetery.
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  • Grave, Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand
    Alfred Douglas Widdowson - Grave, Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand
  • Grave, Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand.
    Alfred Douglas Widdowson - Grave, Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand.