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Offline grimmy

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Maddaford brothers, 16th Battalion
« on: October 14, 2010, 10:50:40 AM »
These men caught my eye because both appeared on the list of wounded published in the Times, Feb 15 1916.

The brothers (and sister Annie) were born in Edinburgh, though from a Devon family. Both became salesmen.

7468 Edgar never married and died in Chorlton in 1924.

7469 Percy married Florence Ousey in 1903 and had two children. In November 1917, Florence committed suicide by poisoning "whilst insane". An investigation revealed that the couple had actually been legally separated since 1914, and Percy was forced to repay a proportion of his pay.

He re-married in 1942 to Ethel Hunn and died in Manchester in 1951.

I've been trying to spot them on their Platoon photo (Platoon 20, E Coy). My money's on the two men in the middle of the next-to-the-back row. Percy was 3" taller than Edgar.
The flowers left thick at nightfall in the wood
This Eastertide call into mind the men,
Now far from home, who, with their sweethearts, should
Have gathered them and will do never again.

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Re: Maddaford brothers, 16th Battalion
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2010, 02:58:05 PM »
edgar+james,percy maddaford both enlisted on the 9-3-15,16th manchesters,E.coy,20th platoon.
edgar was a salesman and james,percy was a manager for the palatine rubber co,63 market st,manchester
both resided with their sister annie at 214 graeme st,moss side
edgar was 29yrs old+james,percy was 34yrs old
by 1916,annie had moved to 10 westwood st,moss side
both went to france on 8-11-15
edgar was taken prisoner on 9/11th july 1916 and sent to dulmen POW camp in westphalia and repatriated at thannington No4 camp on 15-1-19.
he was discharged to the army reserve on 13-4-19.

james,percy married miss florence ousley at chorlton register office on 17-10-03
children william,arthur 18-6-04 and jessie,doreen 24-11-07
resided at 32 duncan rd,longsight
on 8-11-1917 florence committed suicide at her home at 10 sunny bank st,longsight,by taking salts of lemon,the inquest on 9th,stated it was through insanity,at the time,james was attatched to the 90th trench mortar battery and he appointed his son arthur as his NOK,he had been paying 7s.6d from his pay to florence and his 2 children
he was invalided home with trench foot and admitted to the 2/1st gen hospital,dudley rd,birmingham on 10-1-18,later passed to maxstoke VAD hospital and then to rainhill VAD hospital,liverpool.
transferred to the army reserve on 12-3-1919
in 1922 both brothers were living at 158 duke st,brookes bar,manchester

on 14-1-1916 james,percy was admitted to the 98th field ambulance[sick]returned to duty on the 17th

sons of william+louisa maddaford,formerly of 9 ventnor terrace,edinburgh.


mack ;D

migky

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Re: Maddaford brothers, 16th Battalion
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2010, 04:56:30 PM »
Edgar & Percy are buried in the family grave at Southern cemetery.
Ther are buried in the church of England section, grave number: N466
Edgar was living at 246 Moss lane east, Moss side at the time of his death ( spooky as we lived at 247 at one point in my childhood)
Percy was living at 340 Great Western street, Moss side at the time of his death.
They are both buried with there parents, William Richard & Louisa Jane Maddaford.
Florence is buried with other members of her family, ie Jessie Ousey
Again in Southern cemetery but Non-conformist section, grave number: C1486.

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Re: Maddaford brothers, 16th Battalion
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2010, 05:27:56 PM »
Bravo, men.

Percy's daughter, Jessie Doreen, married Charles Lewis Middleton at Marple All Saints, Cheshire, 1940.

A William A. O. Maddaford married Annie Taylor at Failsworth, St. John, 1938 - not sure if this is William Arthur.
The flowers left thick at nightfall in the wood
This Eastertide call into mind the men,
Now far from home, who, with their sweethearts, should
Have gathered them and will do never again.

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Re: Maddaford brothers, 16th Battalion
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2010, 06:37:51 PM »
the address that florence died at,was her parents address[frederick+jessie]both her brothers gunners 2339/706240 frank and 2340/706241 frederick ousey joined the east lancs brigade,RFA on 31-5-1915
her father frederick died on 13th august 1926,leaving nearly a thousand pounds to his other daughter jessie
florence is buried with her parents

mack ;D
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migky

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Re: Maddaford brothers, 16th Battalion
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2010, 10:10:51 AM »
Florence died at 10 Sunny Bank road Rusholme, but on her brother Franks pension papers it says Longsight.
The only info i could find was for the name Ousey and none for the name spelt with an L in it (ousley)
Service and medal cards are on line for the Maddaford's & Ousey  families.

Mack where did you find the burial of her father? I can't see him buried with Florence?

Migky  ;)
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Re: Maddaford brothers, 16th Battalion
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2010, 12:49:57 PM »
Florence died at 10 Sunny Bank road Rusholme, but on her brother Franks pension papers it says Longsight.
The only info i could find was for the name Ousey and none for the name spelt with an L in it (ousley)
Service and medal cards are on line for the Maddaford's & Ousey  families.

Mack where did you find the burial of her father? I can't see him buried with Florence?

Migky  ;)
sorry.
it was a typo,meant to say buried with her mother
sunny bank rd was either in longsight or rusholme,depending on your choice,i was born and bred in this general area,some of us say rusholme,and others say longsight,its all the same place,its one of those places where your next door neighbour is listed in longsight and you live in rusholme

mack ;D