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Joseph Caddick was born in Burton-upon-Trent in 1888, the son of Elisha and Mary Ann Caddick (nee Green). By 1901 they had moved to Ettingshall and were living at 645 Parkfield Road. Joseph and his parents were joined by a servant, Charlotte Wilkinson. They were at the same address in 1911, by which date Joseph had become a baker and grocer like his father. Their servant was Bertha Wilkinson, presumably a relation of Charlotte.

Joseph Caddick enlisted in the 8th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment (number 31873). Joseph was killed in action on 23 April 1917, although it appears that he may have been missing for a while, as the Army Register of Soldier’s Effects states his date of death followed by “presumed for official purposes”. His next of kin is given as his mother, Mary A. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, as well as on the Roll of Honour of Queen Street Congregational Church, Wolverhampton, and that of the Higher Grade School (which presumably he attended).

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