Broadstock, Amos

Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Peter Redfern Metcalfe

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: St Mary’s Parish Church, Flint

Name / Enw: Broadstock, Amos

Regiment/Catrawd: 2nd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Private No 10558

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: Plot XXII, Row C, Grave 3A

Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: France

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal

Date of Death: 26th March 1917

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

Died of bronchopneumonia at the No 1 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, France

Amos Broadstock was born 26th February, 1877 at Bull Lane, West Bromwich, Staffordshire and the second of three children to John Broadstock and Mary (Bamford).

In the 1891 census, when Amos was 14 years old, he was employed as a tube maker, and the family had left 16, Bull Lane and were now living at 59, Foredraft Street, Greet’s Green, West Bromwich before moving again by 1901 to 12, Tasker Street in the same town. Mrs Broadstock, who was a native of Wednesbury, Staffordshire, had died in 1897 aged 53. Mr Broadstock, a native of West Bromwich, died in 1911 aged 80. He was previously married to lady named Sarah who died in 1871 aged about 40. He was employed as a collier but in his later years he was an invalid.

Amos and Ada's marriage certificate

Amos and Ada’s marriage certificate

Amos married Ada Price, of Wednesbury, Staffordshire, at the All Saints Parish Church, Moxley, Staffordshire on 23rd November 1902, and the 1911 census found them living at 63, Mount Place, Chester Road, Flint. Amos had gained employment at the Hawarden Bridge Ironworks, Shotton. They had five children – Walter (1905–93), Ernest Amos (1908–87), Jack (1911–54), Doris (1912–?) and Vera May (1914–84).

63, Chester Road, Flint where Amos and Ada once lived, though it's not know if it's the actual building

63, Chester Road, Flint where Amos and Ada once lived, though it’s not know if it’s the actual building

He enlisted in Wrexham in 1914 and landed in France 28th November, 1914.

He died on 26th March, 1917, of bronchopneumonia at the No. 1 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, France and was buried at the Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France (Plot XXII, Row C, Grave 3A). He is remembered on two war memorials: St David’s Parish Church, Oakenholt and St Gabriel’s Parish Church, Walsall.

He was awarded the 1914–15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Ada died in Walsall in 1950 and was cremated at Great Barr Crematorium.

The following are greetings cards Amos sent home while he was away in the army.

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Death report and memorial certificate

Death report and memorial certificate

War memorial in St Gabriel's Parish Church, Walsall

Roll of Honour in St Gabriel’s Parish Church, Walsall