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(later Hon. Major)
12 May 1911 at 41 South Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England
CE " Corps
Antrim Fortress Coy.
Antrim Field Coy.RE
8 Apr 1936 commission with rank of 2nd Lieutenant.
9 July 1941 to 13 Apr 1942 Antrim Fortress Coy.
13 Apr 42 posted to 742 OCTU
8 Apr 1946 confirmed with rank of Lieutenant having held the post in WW2 as a war service rank.
12 May 1966 upon reaching age limit of 55 he relinquishes command and is granted Honorary title of Major.
son of Ernest Walter Widdowson Snr (1879-1944) and his 2nd wife Emily Houghton nee Cockell (m.1902 Wakefield - 2nd marriage for both of them previously widowed.)
Step Brother to Thomas Harold Houghton (by Emily's first husband Arthur Houghton).
Full brother of Charlie Widdowson (1904-1907), Frank Victor Widdowson (1908-1963) .
Father to two daughters
1936 to Phyllis Mary Fowler (1916-2005) in Wakefield, West Yorks
1978 near Chester, Cheshire, England aged 67
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