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Pte 24992 William George Wharton
« on: February 28, 2020, 07:32:41 PM »
Pte William George Wharton
Few records have been found for Pte Wharton, who had been a Brass Driller prior to service.  He died at home after discharge from the Manchesters on 9/11/1916, aged 44.  William had a rupture of dissecting aneurism of Aorta, noted as aggravated by service for pension purposes. Reg Prestwich Q4 1916 8d/532.
Widow Mary Frances Wharton received a pension at 21 Martha St, Bradford, Manchester. 
DC confirms cause of death.
Quite remarkably the couple’s son George William also died in the Great War, without commemoration. George  died on 9/5/1918, cause n/k.  He had previously been discharged unfit from the 2/3rd Monmouths, 291801, on 16/12/1917. He had a chronic gastric ulcer, aggravated by service. Dependant’s Pension refused, even though George received attendance allowance up to his death. This suggest the cause of death may not have been related to the aggravated ulcer.
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Re: Pte 24992 William George Wharton
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 12:30:54 PM »
We need a burial record for William Wharton.  He is not at St Joseph's Moston.
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