Joseph George Giddings

Name

Joseph George Giddings
1895

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

16/09/1916
21

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
19739
Princess Charlotte of Wales’ (Royal Berkshire) Regiment
1st Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

HEBUTERNE MILITARY CEMETERY
IV.N.8
France

Headstone

>UNTIL THE DAY BREAKS

UK Memorials

Ayot St Peter Memorial, St Peter's Church Roll of Honour, Ayot St Peter

Pre War

Joseph George Giddings was born in 1895 in Lambeth, Surrey according to his service records but according to the baptismal records he was born on 20 June 1892. His father was Joseph Giddings but his mother is unknown. 


He was 15 years old and recently adopted by Mrs Elizabeth Lawrence when he was baptised at Ayot St Peter in March 1908 as his father had died. He lived in at Ayot Green, nr Welwyn, Herts with Mrs Elizabeth Lawrence his adoptive mother. (unable to trace him on any Census records)

Wartime Service

He volunteered in January 1915 and enlisted at Aldershot. He served in Princess Charlotte of Wales’ (Royal Berkshire) Regiment and fought at Hill 60, Ypres and Loos.


He was killed in action during the Somme Offensive.

Additional Information

Adopted son of Mrs E Lawrence of Ayot Green, Welwyn, Herts. She received a war gratuity of £3 and pay owing of £4 3s 10d. Mrs E Lawrence, Ayot Green, Nr Welwyn, Herts. orderedhis heardstone inscription: "UNTIL THE DAY BREAKS".

Acknowledgments

Brenda Palmer
www.ayotstpeter.com