Project Description

HERBERT MADDOCK 1883–1918

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Born 1883

Died 2nd December 1918, Notts. County War Hospital, Saxondale, Radcliffe on Trent, age 35

Buried Radcliffe on Trent Cemetery

No definite information about identity of Herbert Maddock. Many men with this name served in the war. According to Forces War Records, he was the son of William Thomas Maddock.

Military Service

From Medal Rolls Index Card:

Rank: Private

Service Number: 4274

Military Unit: 2nd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Theatre of War: Unconfirmed

Medals Awarded: No indication of medals awarded on the Index card.

Other information

Herbert Maddock died of influenza ten days after contracting the illness on December 2nd, 1918. He was a patient at Notts. County War Hospital, age 35. The death was certified by Dr D. Parker Greenwood and registered on December 5th. His age and date of death confirmed on the National Death Register.

Article: The influenza pandemic and its impact on Radcliffe on Trent

His gravestone gives service details as above and date of death as 2.12.16. Age 30. The date on the gravestone is incorrect and does not match the date given on his death certificate, in the national death register or the burial records for Radcliffe on Trent.

The Graves Registration Report Form for Radcliffe on Trent cemetery, which includes all the CWGC graves, gives Maddock’s date of death as 2.12.18 (signed by Lt. J. Wheatcroft, 17.1.1921)

Epitaph: ‘In loving memory of my dear brother’ A. M. (He would have been Arthur Maddock.)

From the U.K. Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, 1901-1929:

(The register records what the UK government owed the next of kin on a soldier’s death.)

His will was sent to Somerset House, 30.7.21

He had two brothers, Arthur and Walter

He left £16.12s. 4d, including a war gratuity of £14. His brother Arthur was paid his share on 21.7.21. Brother Walter to be paid ‘pending his recovery’.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Died and buried in Radcliffe on Trent

Maddock Radcliffe Cemetery
Radcliffe on Trent cemetery