WADDINGTON George

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PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

Son of John and Ruth Waddington, of Bradford; husband of Florrie Waddington, of Queensbury.  George Albert Waddington served in the Royal Artillery as a Gunner in 2/1 Maritime Regiment.

He died on 6th March 1943, aged 27 and is commemorated on the PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL.

George was one of two men from his Regiment to be killed on 6th March. Serving in a Royal Artillery Maritime Regiment, he would have manned the guns onboard a merchant ship.  It has not been possible to identify which ship George was serving on at the time of his death. 

Born in 1915 George’s family lived on Tumbling Hill Street, Bradford.  It is believed that his father John served in the 18th Battalion, Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire) Regiment (the 2nd Bradford Pals), and was killed on the 1st July 1916 on the first day of the battle of the Somme.  John Waddington DCM (Distinguished Conduct Medal) is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme.

George is not listed on the village war memorial.

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PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL