Terence’s parents, George Haddock and Jane Williamson, I do believe, married in West Derby in the March Quarter of 1880, (Vol. 8b, Page 738) In 1881, the family lived at No 6 Vernon’s Buildings, it consisted fo George, 24, a Railway Assistant Storekeeper born Great Bridge, Staffs, and his wife Jane,25 born Chester, Cheshire. Their new baby Ada 9 months old, completed the family. I do believe that George’s father John Haddock, 59, born in Liverpool and his mother Ruth, 64, born in Kilmarnock, Scotland were living at No 1 Vernon’s Buildings, the address that the family were to live in for many years.
We skip to 1901 to when Terence was born and they were then living at No 1 Vernon’s Buildings, Head of the household was George Haddock, 46, an Assistant Storekeeper Railway Store, his wife Jane, was now age 44. Son Bertram, 16 was an Apprentice at the Railway Wagon Works. Daughters Ethel, 14, Mabel, 12, Nora, 10, Kathleen, completed the daughters. Sons Terence, 8, Frank, 6 and John, 2 completed the sons.
The 1911 census finds, as I said at the same address, George, 56 was a Storekeeper G.W.Ry Carr. Wagon Works and he had been married to Jane for 32 years. Jane, 54, tells us that she had borne 10 children and sadly 1 had died. Daughter Kathleen, 20, was a Clerk to a Painter and Decorator, whilst son Frank was an apprentice, perhaps to the same man? Son Terence, 18, was a Clerk to Chester Union Offices and youngest son John was age 12 and in school.
Terence enlisted on the 3rd September 1914, shortly after the War had started and on Ancestry there are Service records, and among them are many, many duplicates and blank papers in Terence’s 3 batches of Service records, numbering 8, 25 and 34 pages each.
Born in the Parish of Saltney
Age – 21 years 11 months(10 months on a later doc.)
Trade or Calling – Iron Worker.
Are you married – No.
Signed 3rd September 1914 at Chester
Next Paper – Next of Kin – George HADDOCK, 1, Vernon’s Buildings, Lache-cum-Saltney, Chester.
Next Paper – Description of Terence HADDOCK,
Height – 5 feet 4 and 1/2 inches
Weight – 125lbs
Chester measurement 34 inches, range of expansion – 3 inches.
Complexion – Sallow (Pale on a later doc)
Eyes – Brown
Hair – Brown (Dark on a later doc)
Religion – Roman Catholic
Distinctive marks – Scar centre of forehead (Scar centre of forearm on later docs.)
Dated 3rd September 1914 at Chester
Next Paper – Letter dated 26th February 1919 from O i/c Records – Shrewsbury, to George Haddock, 1, Vernon’s Buildings, Saltney, Cheshire, regarding Terence’s personal possessions – Rosary, Titles, 1 Devotional Book, 1Mital Ring, Letter, 2 Religious Embelems, Letters, Cards, Photos and 1 Prayer Book. Date stamped 6th March 1919. George had signed receipt.
Next Paper – Letter regarding the Plaque and Scroll that Terence had been awarded.
Next Paper – Statement of the Names and Addresses of all the Relatives of the above-named deceased Soldier in each of the degrees specified below that are now living
Father of the Soldier – George HADDOCK, 1, Vernon’s Buildings, Saltney, Cheshire,
Mother of The Soldier – June HADDOCK 1, Vernon’s Buildings, Saltney, Cheshire,
Full-blood brothers of the Soldier – Frank HADDOCK, 25 and John HADDOCK, 21,both of 1, Vernon’s Buildings, Saltney, Cheshire, No Half-blood Brothers
Full-blood sisters of the Soldier – Alicia HADDOCK 33 and Kathleen HADDOCK , 29, both of 1, Vernon’s Buildings, Saltney, Cheshire,
Declaration signed by Father George HADDOCK, 1, Vernon’s Buildings, Saltney, Cheshire, on the 3rd May 1920 at Saltney and witnessed by R.C. Priest, C? O. PIZZO, St. Anthony’s, Saltney, Chester.
Terence Haddock in the UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 confirms his regimental details and tells us his birthplace was Saltney, it tells us that his place of death was Serbis, but it was Salonika, Greece.
Terence Haddock in the UK, Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, 1901-1929 states that the Sole Legatee was father George HADDOCK, – £22 10s 10d and War Gratuity of £18.10s.0d
Terence Haddock in the UK, WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls, 1914-1920
Name: Terence Haddock tell us that his first Theatre of War was France and he entered it on the 6th September 1915 and was Killed in Action on the 18th September 1918
George Haddock, Terence’s father was to die in 1923, age 68, and his death certificate no. is Cheshire West CHC/7/37.
This means that the information given to the CWGC was AFTER 1923
Commonwealth War Graves Commission additional Information: Son of Jane Haddock, of 1, Vernon’s Buildings, Saltney, Cheshire, and the late George Haddock.