John Hassall Maddocks

Shropshire Yeomanry

Personal Details

Born: 24 July 1876 in Bangor, Flintshire, Wales and baptised on 27 August the same year in Worthenbury Parish Church, Flintshire.

Family: He was the second of nine children born to Samuel Redropp Maddocks, a farmer, and his wife Mary. He married Martha Ethel Willis in 1905 in Whitchurch and together they two children – Thomas Hassall and Marion Winifred.

Residence: At the time of his baptism the family were living at The Gwint, Worthenbury; by 1881 they had moved to Hadley Farm, Whitchurch. In 1891 he was living in Wrexham Road, Whitchurch and by 1901 he had set up on his own at Moss Farm, Black Park, Whitchurch. He continued to live here until at least 1915. In 1939 his address was  Mosslea, Nantwich Road, Whitchurch, where he was living at the time of his death in 1952.

Employment: He was a farmer.

Died: 18 September 1952 in Whitchurch, aged 76, and was buried on 22 September the same year in Whitchurch cemetery.

Military Details

Regiment: Shropshire Yeomanry

Rank: Sergeant

Service Number: 60

Date of Enlistment: 4 May 1908

Date of Discharge: 9 April 1915

Reason for Discharge: No longer physically fit for war service.

Medals and Awards

John was awarded the Silver War Badge (number 117979)

Silver War Badge

Great War History Hub Whitchurch Shropshire Medals Front Image

The Silver War Badge was issued in the United Kingdom and the British Empire to service personnel who had been honourably discharged due to wounds or sickness from military service in World War I. The badge, sometimes known as the "Discharge Badge", the "Wound Badge" or "Services Rendered Badge", was first issued in September 1916, along with an official certificate of entitlement.


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