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Remembered Today:

Keith Rydings

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Any information you can give me as to my uncle, would be very much appreciated. Even the smallest detail.

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Attestation Papers available here


Enlisted 17/06/1915. States he was born 12/02/1895 in Lancashire, England.


Appears to have been killed during the Battle of the Canal du Nord and the capture of Bourlon Wood, with the 5th CMR, 8th Canadian Brigade, 3rd Canadian Division.


War Diary here and an image of his headstone here

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His full name on his birth registration was John Edmund Rydings (quarter 1 of 1895 in the Oldham, Lancashire District).

In the 1911 England census he was living with his family at 56, Albert Street, off Stanley Road, Hollinwood, (Manchester) Lancashire. He was a cotton mill worker.

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Hi Keith

There is a public tree on Ancestry with lots of family details and all references to the war service for John and his brother James with whom he travelled to Canada. Also his brother Matthew..service records.

Parents and two youngest siblings, Lucy and Norman emigrated to Canada 1911. Father James married twice, elder sister Sarah already there (Sedgwick married name)

Regards Barry

If you need any help send me a PM. 

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