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Offline Wendi

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Walter Whiteley
« on: August 11, 2013, 11:09:28 AM »
Here is the information we have on Walter

20/26079 Walter Whiteley
Enlisted 5-6-15
Aged 19[CWGC says 17]
Service record says son of Walter,
CWGC confirms this,mother was Mary Helen
Occupation.collier
Resided 220 Hamilton Street, Collyhurst
Went over 9th November 1915
Admitted to hospital 16/8/1915 till the 19/11/1915 tonsillitis
Killed on 1st july 1916 with the 20th Manchesters

It is our suspicion that he comes from a Traveling Family and therefore does not appear on the 1911 Census.  We would like to confirm this and extend our information regarding him and his family.

Wendi
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Re: Walter Whiteley
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2013, 11:58:41 AM »
walter was a bomber,he was wounded on 1st july but carried on bombing until he was shot through the heart.

mack ;D

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Re: Walter Whiteley
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2018, 11:23:36 AM »
Hi Wendi,
Just came across your post, I'm a relative of Walter Whiteley, my granddad was his younger brother, my cousin has Walters original war medals as well. Have done quite a bit of research on the family tree. You are correct, Walter Snr was a traveller so moved around and doesn't appear on the 1911 census.

Thanks
Neil 

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Re: Walter Whiteley
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2018, 11:19:44 PM »
walter and his wife mary,ann worked on the fairgrounds,walter jnr was baptised at Christ church,bradford Manchester on 15th march 1899,which confirms his age when he was killed as 17yrs old

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Re: Walter Whiteley
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2018, 08:48:33 AM »
Welcome Neil and thank you for the confirmation.  I see Mack has added a little more.

Wendi
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Re: Walter Whiteley
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 02:10:05 PM »
Hi Wendi & Mack,
Thanks for the information, have found out quite a bit more about Walter, his sister and 3 other brothers, my cousin has written to Manchester Council to have his name added to the Middleton Road Cenotaph as Walter doesn't appear on any Cenotaph, only on his mum & dads grave at Philips park cemetery and on the Thiepval memorial.

Thanks
Neil Whiteley