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6515 Sapper W.H. Haddock
Royal Engineer Volunteers

Haddock resided at 5, Icknield Port Road, Ladywood, Birmingham before joining the Army to serve in the Great War of 1914-1918. He was employed by Henry Wiggin & Co., Ltd., Wiggin Street Employees, Nickel, Cobalt and Castings Department.

Prior to the war Haddock served in the 2nd West Riding of York Royal Engineer Volunteers. For his service with this unit he was awarded the Volunteer Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (EVIIR). He volunteered for war service in January of 1915 and shortly afterwards was drafted to France where he served in various sectors. He took an active part in the actions at Ypres, the Somme, Arras, and Cambrai, and served throughout the pursuit of the Germans forces to Mons.

Sapper Haddock survived the war. He was demobilized in March of 1919 after his return. For his war service he was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


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