Date of birth: 1881
Parents: Sam and Maria Cadmore
Wife: Elsie Elizabeth Cadmore
Address: 21 Linen Street
Albert was born in 1881. The 1891 census shows the family living at 72 Adelaide Street, Aston, Birmingham. At that time the family consisted of his parents, Sam and Maria, two elder sisters, Ann (18) and Caroline (12) as well as a younger sister Florence (18). By 1901, Maria and Florence were living with the Wheeler family and there was a younger brother John Samuel, born in 1893, just a few months after his father, Sam, had died, aged 37
In 1911, Albert was living at Budbrooke Barracks, just outside Warwick and he had obtained the rank of Corporal. The 1912 and 1913 Spennell’s Directory lists Albert as a Labourer, living at 12 Woodhouse Street.
Albert and Elsie (nee Godson) married in Warwick at St Paul’s Church on 5th August 1912. They didn’t have any children of their own but Elsie already had a son born on 27th February 1906. He was named John Lyons Godson and later became John Lyons Godson Cadmore presumably having been adopted by Albert.
Albert was a Sergeant when he died at home, 21 Linen Street, of an unspecified illness in September 1919, and is buried in Warwick Cemetery. His grave is located at 247.16 Consecrated. The gravestone inscription reads ‘after painful suffering, patiently borne’
Elsie later lived with Henry Marston in Linen Street but the pair didn’t marry, possibly due to pension restrictions.
In a cruel twist of fate, Henry was killed at the bottom on Linen Street, on Warwick Racecourse with his work mate, James Hiatt by a stray German bomb. They were returning home for lunch. Henry and James are both listed on Warwick War Memorial.
Elsie’s son, John married Iris K Harris in Warwick in 1929 and they had two children, who were born in Warwick in 1938 and 1941, and were registered with Iris’ maiden name, Harris,
Elsie died in 1965 and the probate record says she was still living at 21 Linen Street and she left £420 to her son John. John died in 1974.
Rank & Number: Sergeant, 6700
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 22nd Brigade, 7th Division
Date of death: Saturday, September 06, 1919
Cause of death/Battle: Died of illness at home
Commemorated/Buried: Warwick Cemetery - CWGC section - 247 C 16
Awards: Queens South Africa Medal, India General Service Medal, 1914 Star and Clasp, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at:
Albert enlisted with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment on 22nd February 1899, aged 18.
The 1911 census shows a 30 year old Corporal Albert Cadmore, single, resident at Budbrooke barracks.
Albert served on the Northwest Frontier of India and the South African War. He was reported as missing in the list of casualties printed in the Warwick Advertiser on 30th January 1915 but was then on the POW casualty list issued by the German Government on 29/7/1915.
This item in the Warwick Advertiser dated 30th March 1918 tells us that Albert and comrades from the district had been transferred from a POW camp in Germany, to Holland. He was later repatriated, arriving back in England on 12th September 1918.
Albert’s youngest brother, John, also Joined the Warwickshire Regiment and he was killed in action at Ypres on 24th October 1914 aged 21 – he is not on the Warwick War Memorial as he had no connection to Warwick.
- Unlocking Warwick Research Group
- Warwick Advertiser excerpts courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office