Regiment : 4th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 21365
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 34 on 6th August 1915
Buried : Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey, Panel 104 to 113.
Birthplace : Feckenham, Worcestershire, resident and enlisted in Redditch, Worcestershire
Relatives : Husband of Annie Leah Widdus, 16 Edward St., Redditch
Memorial : Redditch War Memorial
Also appears on : Astwood Bank Baptist Church now in Cookhill Baptist Church.
Credits : Researched by Jillian Coombes.
On the 1911 census Alfred aged 29, Goods Checker was married to Leah and they lived with their 4 children at 94 Charlotte Road, Stirchley.
The Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Messenger, Saturday 4th March 1916:
Redditch Soldier’s Death
Second of Two Brothers – Private Alfred Widdus of the 4th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment, formerly of 16 Edward Street, Redditch, and a native of Crabbs Cross, who was reported missing in September, is now officially stated to have been killed at the Dardanelles on August 6th last. He was 33 years of age, and leaves a widow and six children. His brother – Sergeant Ernest Widdus – of the 1st Worcestershire Regiment, was killed in action about twelve months ago.
Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Messenger digitised by and courtesy of Martin Stephens: http://www.bromsgrovebmsgh.co.uk