In Flanders Fields….George Piddington

George William PIDDINGTON

Geddington Roll of Honour 1914-18

Pozieres Memorial

Pozieres Memorial

Rank: Private
Service No: 202387
Regiment/Service: Northamptonshire Regiment – 2nd Battalion
Date of Death: 24/03/1918 – Killed in action, aged 39
Memorial: Pozieres Memorial, France – Panel 54 to 56.
War Office Information: Son of the late John and Mary Piddington; husband of Agnes E. Piddington, of Geddington, Kettering, Northants.

Personal Information

George was the second son of John & Mary Piddington (nee Waters), born in 1878 in Geddington and baptised on 26 Jan 1879 in  Geddington church. George’s mother ran a grocer’s shop on Queen Street.

George had an older brother Arthur Waters Piddington, presumed to have died before the 1891 census and a younger brother Joseph Levi, who, while not remembered on the war memorial, is recorded as having taken his own life in 1923 as a result of his war experience.

In April 1918 George’s wife Agnes, heard informally that he was missing, having gone out to France in early 1918. It was June 1918 before official confirmation came through that he had been killed in action on the western front.

1881 Census: West Street, Geddington
John Piddington (father); Aged 31; hurdle maker; b. Geddington
Mary Piddington (mother); Aged 31; b. Geddington
Arthur N. Piddington (brother); Aged 4; b. Geddington
George W Piddington; Aged 2; b. Geddington
George Waters (uncle); Aged 36; sawyer; b. Geddington

1891 Census: Geddington
Mary Piddington (mother); widow; Aged 41; grocer
George William Piddington; Aged 12
Joseph Levi Piddington (brother); Aged 9; b. Geddington
George Waters (grandfather); Aged 72; b. Geddington
Hilda Frances Coose (servant); Aged 19; b. Gedidngton,

1911 Census: Queen Street, Geddington
Mary Piddington (mother); Aged 61; grocer – 5 children, 2 living
George William Piddington; Aged 32; carpenter
Joseph Levi (brother); Aged 29; clothes presser.