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Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire
Service No: 907376
Regiment / Corps / Service: Canadian Infantry
Battalion / Unit: 102nd Battalion
Division: 4th Canadian Division
Date of Death: 1917-04-09
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: B. 19.
CWGC Cemetery: GIVENCHY ROAD CANADIAN CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-ST. VAAST
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE
Joseph Whitham (born 28 December 1886) was the son of John and Jane Ann Whitham, née Bracewell. John was born at Broughton and Jane at Skipton, Yorkshire. Joseph was the cousin of A/Corporal Ernest Cowgill (2063) (q.v.).
1891 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: High Mill - Joseph Whitham, aged 4 years, born Skipton, son of John and Jane Whitham.
1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: High Mill - Joseph Whitham, aged 14 years, born Skipton, son of John and Jane A. Whitham.
The British Army Service Record for Joseph Whitham (Number: 48 & 628, 6th Bn West Riding Regiment) exists but may be incomplete.
Canadian service records: http://www.baclac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
WHITHAM, Joe, aged 30, Canadian Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Whitham, Wood Cottage, Skipton, killed in action, France, April 9, 1917.
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Private Joseph WHITHAM
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Canadian Infantry
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Canadian Division
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