No. 3335, 1st Battalion, Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers)
Killed in action on Saturday 26 August 1916 (aged 28)
Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Belgium (Grave LVI. C. 7)
Private John Maidens MM (No. 3335) was born around 1888 in Doncaster, Yorkshire and he was a son of Charles Gersham Maidens and Alice Maidens who lived at 91 Catherine Street, Doncaster.
Charles Gersham Maidens was a fruiterer and he and Alice had at least eight children:
Arthur (born around 1884)
Alice (born around 1886)
John (born around 1888)
Fred (born around 1891)
Florrie (born around 1893)
Willie (born around 1895)
Edgar (born around 1897)
Nellie (born around 1900)
According to a report in the 30 September 1916 edition of the Newtownards Chronicle John Maidens enlisted in Newtownards.
In the Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 – 1919 database it is recorded that Private John Maidens MM (No. 3335) enlisted in Carrickfergus.
Private John Maidens MM (No. 3335) served with the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers, he was awarded the Military Medal and he was killed in action on 26 August 1916.
Private John Maidens MM (No. 3335) was buried in Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Belgium.