Seaman Harry Widdas (1895-1955)

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Harry Widdas was born the 13 December 1895, the son of Charles Arthur and Christiana (nee Stubbins) Widdas. Harry worked as a horseman on a farm at Bishop Burton.
Harry enlisted in the Royal Navy on 8 December 1913, signing on for 12 years. He served on HMS Implacable, Olivia, Victory, Queen Mary, Dido and Woolwich amongst many others. He saw action, and was wounded, at the battle of Heligoland in August 1914.
Harry married Hannah Elizabeth Rhinds of Hull at St Matthews Church, Hull on 7 August 1919. The couple lived in Hull.
Harry died at the Royal Hospital, Chesterfield on 27 March 1955. He was killed after a 30 foot fall from a steel ladder at a coal carbonization plant where he had been working as foreman steel erector. He was aged 59.
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