Doncaster Royal Engineer Walter Pidduck

Walter Pidduck

Title: Walter Pidduck
Description: Doncaster Chronicle 14.07.16 by-nc

Walter Pidduck was born in 1879 to Thomas and Lucy Pidduck (nee Chapman). He was raised in Doncaster but by 1901 he was boarding in Durham working as a Boilersmith. Walter returned to Doncaster and became a father to three children Thomas, Lucy and Nora with his wife Alice. His parents lived next door at 97, Victoria Street.

On the 10th October 1915 Walter first entered into a theatre of war. He served in France with the 40th Division of the Royal Engineers as part of the railway stores. His service number was 99382.

Walter died from uraemia (kidney failure) on the 6th July 1916 in No. 30 General Hospital in Calais, less than a year after he first entered into France. He is buried in Plot D, Row 3, Grave 3 in the Calais Southern Cemetery.

Sapper Walter Pidduck was awarded the British War Medal, the Victory Medal and the 1915 Star Medal. His name also appears on the Tribute to the Royal Engineers (Doncaster’s Own) at the Mansion House.

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