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Private 18804 John Henry BRADDOCK
12th Battalion, Manchester Regiment

Killed in action,   Sunday 25th August 1918,   France,   age 29

Home address:2 Baron Street, Gee Cross, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1889, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Mary Ellen Braddock
55 Queen Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Married to Martha Hannah Braddock (née Broadbent)
14 John Street, Gee Cross, Hyde, Cheshire
Occupation:Weaver, Slack Mills
Enlisted:Manchester, Lancashire
Remembered:Adanac Military Cemetery Miraumount, Somme, France,
plot VIII, row B, grave 3.
Link to Hyde:Born in Hyde

From the Hyde Reporter, 14th September 1918, page 3, column 4:

The Manchesters were engaged in a hot battle in August 23rd, and the Lieutenant, who had gone over, was shot down. Private Braddock, who was a stretcher bearer went over the top to attend to the officer, when he, too, was shot, a bullet piercing his face and coming out at the back of his head. He fell, and Sergeant Hyde promptly went to him and found that he was dead. He brought his body back, and it was buried behind the lines.

A Message of Remembrance, written for Werneth Low Cenotaph Unveiling, 25th June 1921:

In loving memory of my dear husband Pte. Jo. H. Braddock, 18804, Manchester Regt.
Rest in peace.
From those who loved him best.