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Walter Whiteley

Male 1896 - 1916  (~ 20 years)


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  • Name Walter Whiteley 
    Born Mar 1896 
    Gender Male 
    Physical Description 05 Jun 1915  Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Medical history and examination on enlistment into the military: 5 feet 4 inches, 120 pounds, chest measurement 35 inches on expansion, range of expansion 3 inches, pulse 76. The medical report concludes, "Became non-effective by: Killed in Action." 
    Military Service 05 Jun 1915  Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Enlisted 5 Jun 1915 in the 20th (Service) Battalion, Manchester Regiment (5th City). Service number 20-26079. Killed in action at the Battle of the Somme, 1 Jul 1916. 
    Died 01 Jul 1916  Battle of the Somme Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried No Known Grave  Thiepval Memorial, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a major war memorial to 72,090 missing British and Commonwealth men who died in the Battle of the Somme of the First World War and who have no known grave. It is located in France near the village of Thiepval, Picardie.

      Walter Whiteley's inscription is at Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C. See http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=821155
    Person ID I602071016  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2010 

    Father Walter Whiteley 
    Mother Mary Ellen Greenhalgh 
    Family ID F505778260  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Walter Whiteley WW1 Military Record
    Walter Whiteley WW1 Military Record (8)
    Walter Whitley, "apparent age" 19 years 3 months, enlisted in the 20th (Service) Battalion Manchester Regiment (5th City) on 5 Jun 1915. He enlisted "for the duration of the war, at the end of which you will be discharged with all convenient speed."

    On 7 Jun 1915 he joined at Heaton Park, on 9 Nov 1915 he was part of the Expeditionary Force - France, and he was killed in action on 1 Jul 1916.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5030] Commonwealth War Graves Commission, (http://www.cwgc.org), Casualty 821155 (Reliability: 3).