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Capt Arthur de Bells Adam (MC)
1885 - 1916


CPL David Wallace Crawford
1887 - 1916


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1894 - 1916


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1897 - 1916


Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
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Pte 29492 John Joseph Cadwell

  • Age: 22
  • From: Southport
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 18th Btn
  • K.I.A Wednesday 18th October 1916
  • Commemorated at: Warlencourt Brit Cem
    Panel Ref: III.D.24

John Joseph Cadwell was born in 1894 in Southport and was the son of William and Margaret Cadwell of, 7 St Cuthbert’s Road, Churchtown, Southport. He was known as Jack to his family. Prior to the outbreak of the war he had served four years as a Gardener at Wyborne Gate, Westcliffe Road, Birkdale and was then employed as a gardener by a gentleman Park Avenue, Southport. He was a member of the Churchtown Conservative Club and well known locally as a footballer having played for Blowick.

 

The 1911 Census shows the family living at Back School Road Southport.

The Father William is aged 48, born 1863 and his occupation is Jobbing Gardener and was born in Southport. His wife Margaret is aged 45, born 1866 in Wolverhampton. They have nine children, Thomas aged 27, born 1884, Margery aged 26, born 1885, William aged 21, born 1890, Robert aged 19, born 1892, John aged 16, born 1895, Frederick aged 15, born 1896, Charles aged 11, born 1900, Mary aged 10, born 1901 and Edward aged 9, 1902. All the children were born in Southport.

He enlisted in 1915 in Southport and was serving in the 18th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 29492 when he was killed in action on the 18th October 1916 aged 22 during the Battle of the Transloy Ridges which was part of the ongoing Somme Offensive. He had been in France since June of that year.

He now lies in Warlencourt British Cemetery, France.

He is also commemorated on the Southport Civic Memorial, St Cuthbert’s C. of E. Church, Suthport and St Marie on the Sands R.C. Church, Southport.

We currently have no further information on John Joseph Cadwell, If you have or know someone who may be able to add to the history of this soldier, please contact us.

It would appear the Records differ and show John Joseph being born in 1894 and the Census records hold the year 1895.

 

Jack was one of five brothers serving in the Colours:

Thomas was a Private in the 4th Battalion King’s Liverpool Regiment and was killed in France on the 3rd February, 1917 and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

William was a gunner with the 15th Battalion King’s Liverpool Regiment. Fred was in the 2/10th Liverpool Scottish Regiment and Robert also served. Prior to enlisting Thomas, William and Fred were employed by Mr  F Graham Wood (High Sheriff), Cambridge Road, Southport, the first as a chauffeur, and the last two as gardeners.

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