Mexborough and Swinton Times, November 1916
Killed on the Somme
Private H Widdowson
(York and Lancaster)
Private H Widdowson (York and Lancaster) 14 Maltby Street, Denaby main, has been killed in action in France.
He was 23 and single, and was mobilised at the outbreak of war with the special reserve.
He was wounded in January 1915, and returned to France in July 1915.
He was 3 times in action on the Somme and was killed during its third engagement in that sector.
His brother, Company Sergeant Major F.Widdowson, who is with the K.O.Y.L.I. in France, sends usthe following elegy: