Born: 3 November 1894 in Sale, Cheshire.
Family: He was the eldest of six children born to James Cresswell Pidduck, a cattle food agent and paper merchant, and his wife Polly. He married Elma Helen between 1921 and 1925; the marriage could have taken place in the West Indies. There were three children born to the couple – Olive, Yvette and Henry Geoffrey.
Residence: In 1901 he lived at 3 Holmefield Hope Road, Sale, Cheshire; by 1911 the family had moved to York House, 26 Station Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire where he continued to live until at least 1919. His travel between the UK and West Indies between 1921 and 1937 suggests that he was living there returning from time to time to the UK. It is possible he lived there for the rest of his life as no death record can be located in the UK.
Education: He attended Whitchurch Grammar School between 1910 and 1911 when he left to start a three year course at Harper Adams Agricultural College, Newport, Shropshire.
Employment: The records of his passage between the UK and West Indies indicated that he was a government official and a schoolmaster. He carried our official duties (eg as a member of the Antiguan Central Library Board and attending fruit and vegetable conferences).
Died: Not known
Regiment: Labour Corps (previously Shropshire Yeomanry)
Service Number: 625694 (previously 225324)
Date of Enlistment: Not known
Date of Discharge: 3 March 1919
Reason for Discharge: No longer fit for active service
Other Information: Brother of Charles Cresswell and Reginald Boothroyd who also served in WW1. He was reported as wounded in late 1917.