WILLIAM THOMAS LODGE 1888–1918
Born April 1888, Radcliffe on Trent
Baptised 6th May 1888 St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent
Married September 1910 to Gertrude Beatrice Roberts at Shirebrook, Notts
Died of wounds 9th September 1918 age 30 in Rouen military hospital complex, France
Buried at St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen. grave ref R.II.P.8
Commemorated on Radcliffe on Trent War Memorial
Radcliffe on Trent School Register
Age 2 living in Brickyard Houses at the Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent, with parents, Thomas 38 and Emma 35 and his cousin Elizabeth, 5 months
Age 12 living at the Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent with parents, Thomas, railway signalman, and Emma
Age 22 living with parents Thomas and Emma Lodge and his wife Gertrude Beatrice Roberts 23 at the Harlequin. He was employed as a joiner.
Service Number: 204692
Military Unit: 10th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters, 51st Brigade, 17th (Northern) Division
Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 2.11.17. Total war service abroad 10 months.
Enlisted as coal miner, although he called himself a joiner, of Rock Cottages, Shirebrook. Living Wainfleet, Lincs., enlisted in Shirebrook
Height 5ft 8½ins, chest 37½ins, weight 150 lbs
Parents Thomas and Emma Lodge of Bingham Rd, Radcliffe on Trent, husband of Gertrude Beatrice
5.7.15: Joined depot of Sherwood Foresters, 5th Reserves
19.7.17: Posted to Louth, UK
2.11.17: Posted overseas, arrived 141 Base Depot Calais
6.11.17: Posted to 10th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters
11.8.18: Gassed, admitted to 53 Casualty Clearing Station
15-18.8.18: Admitted to hospital, Rouen (precise date unclear on record)
9.9.18: Died of wounds, Rouen
The 10th Bn were approximately 10 miles east of Amiens when William Lodge was gassed.
The battle of Amiens took place 8-12th August and was the start of the Hundred Days Offensive. The hospital at Rouen was approximately 133-152 km south west of Amiens.
Total military service: 2 years, 272 days. Widow received pension of 13 shillings 9d (69p) a week
Copy of letter returning personal effects to widow. They included letters, photographs, 2 pipes, wallet, religious book, leather belt, cards, knife, razor, 1/2d stamp, watch, electric torch, 3 badges.
Medals Awarded: British War and Victory
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Wife Gertrude married Harry Tyson, Sept quarter 1919. Address in 1919 – 113 Station Road, Shirebrook, Mansfield.
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent.
St Sever Cemetery Extension, France