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Fred WHITTAKER

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Surname: WHITTAKER

Forename(s): Fred

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 28621

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 9th (Service) Battalion

Division: 25th Division

Age: 21

Date of Death: 1918-10-26

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Div. 62. V. N. 9.

CWGC Cemetery: STE MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Fred Whittaker was the son of George Albert and Mary Whittaker, née Elsworth and cousin of Senior Reserve Attendant Alfred Carr Elsworth (M/10074) (q.v.).

1901 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: Chapel Street - Fred Whittaker, aged 3 years, born Barnoldswick, son of George A. and Mary Whittaker.

1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 9, Cobden Street - Fred Whittaker, aged 13 years, born Barnoldswick, son of George Albert and Mary Whittaker.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Fred Whittaker, 28621, Yorkshire Regiment.

Data Source: Cravens Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

BARNOLDSWICK

WHITAKER, Corporal Fred, aged 21 years, Yorkshire Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Whitaker, 9, Cobden Street, died of wounds Oct. 25, 1918.

WHITAKER, Corporal Fred, aged 21, Yorkshire Regiment, 9, Cobden Street, died of wounds Oct. 25, 1918.

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Private Fred WHITTAKER

Private Fred WHITTAKER

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 25th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 25th Division

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Surname: WHITTAKER

Forename(s): Fred

Born: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Enlisted: Keighley, Yorkshire

Number: 28621

Rank: Private

Regiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: 9th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 1918-10-26

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

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Surname: WHITTAKER

Forename(s): Fred

Nationality: United Kingdom

Service Number: 28621

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own)

Unit: 9th Battalion

Age: 21

Awards:

Died Date: 1918-10-26

Additional Information: Son of George and Mary Whittaker, of 9, Cobden St., Barnoldswick, Yorks.

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08 November 1918

BARNOLDSWICK'S ROLL OF HONOUR – Corporal F. Whitaker

Corporal Fred Whitaker, Yorkshire Regiment, who succumbed to shell wounds while en route from a Casualty Clearing Station to Le Havre on the 25th ult., was 21 years of age, and the youngest son of Mrs. George Whitaker, 9 Cobden Street, Barnoldswick. He joined up in June 1916, and went to France in January 1917. After being home on leave in January last he was drafted to Italy where he served until September when he returned to France. Before joining the Army he was employed by Bradley Bros., Bankfield Shed. His elder brother is serving with the R.A.M.C. in Salonika.

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08 November 1918

Barnoldswick Soldiers Succumb to Wounds

Corpl. Fred Whitaker, Yorkshire Regiment, who succumbed to shell wounds while en route from a casualty clearing station to Le Havre on the 25th ult., was 21 years of age, and the youngest son of Mrs. George Whitaker, 9, Cobden Street, Barmoldswick. He joined up in June, 1916, and went to France in January, 1917. After being home on leave in January last he was drafted to Italy where he served until September, when he returned to France. Before joining the army he was employed by Bradley Bros., Bankfield Shed. His elder brother is serving with the R.A.M.C. in Salonica.

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