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The Great War => 1914 - 1918 => Topic started by: Wendi on August 11, 2013, 11:09:28 AM

Title: Walter Whiteley
Post by: Wendi 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
Title: Re: Walter Whiteley
Post by: mack 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
Title: Re: Walter Whiteley
Post by: Whiteley81 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 
Title: Re: Walter Whiteley
Post by: mack 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

mack
Title: Re: Walter Whiteley
Post by: Wendi 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
Title: Re: Walter Whiteley
Post by: Whiteley81 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