G/29667 Private John Walter Gadsdon

Private John Walter Gadsdon

6th Battalion, The Queens Regiment (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

Killed In Action, France 23/08/1918, Age 19

Buried in MEAULTE MILITARY CEMETERY, G.41

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Son of William Marriot Gadsdon

Born, Shoreditch, Middlesex

Residence, Chingford, Essex

John attended Selwyn Avenue School along with his siblings. He learnt to play the violin at school, which he also played in the Methodist Church in Winchester Road.

On the 23rd August 1918 near Meaulte in France, the 6th battalion of the Queens advanced under an artillery barrage to gain more territory, it was here that John lost his life just a few months before the Armistice was signed. 22 men lost their lives in that attack and 63 were wounded.

Grave of Private John Walter Gadsdon

Photos Courtesy Of P. Gadsdon

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