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Thomas Shepherd WHITTAM

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Surname: WHITTAM

Forename(s): Thomas Shepherd

Place of Birth: Tebay, Westmorland

Service No: 367279

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Labour Corps

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Age: 26

Date of Death: 1920-03-31

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Non-CWGC Burial: INGLETON CEMETERY

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

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Thomas Shepherd Whittam was the son of Margaret Ann Whittam (born Ingleton, Yorkshire c. 1861) and grandson of William and Phyllis Whittam, née Lindsay. William was born at Warton, Lancashire and Phyllis at Ingleton, Yorkshire.

1901 Tebay, Westmorland Census: 1, South Terrace - Thomas Shepherd Whittam, aged 7 years, born Tebay. [Thomas and his brother, Maurice Milburn C. Whittam, along with their mother, Margaret Ann Whittam, were living with her brother, Matthew Thomas Whittam, widower.]

1911 Ingleton, Yorkshire Census: Upper Gate - Thomas Shepherd Whittam, aged 17 years, born Tebay, Westmorland. [Thomas and his brother, Maurice Milburn Charnley Whittam, along with their mother, Margaret Ann Whittam, were living with her sister, Elizabeth Jane Whittam.]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Thomas S. Whittam, 367279, Labour Corps.

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Labour Corps

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Labour Corps

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

09 April 1920

WHITTAM – At Ingleton, on the 1st inst., ex-Private Thomas S. Whittam, aged 26 years.

09 April 1920

INGLETON – Military Funeral

After a few weeks’ illness ex-Private T. S. Whittam passed away on the 31st ult. He served in France during the latter part of the war, and was there badly gassed. He was accorded a military funeral, which took place in the presence of a large number of mourners and sympathisers on Monday afternoon. The Comrades, under the command of Sergeant J. W. Lambert, preceded the corpse, and the employees of the colliery followed. The coffin was draped with the Union Jack and was covered with beautiful wreaths. As the funeral cortege slowly wound its way, all on foot, to the Church, the band played the Dead March in ‘Saul,’ and as it entered the church the organist, Mr. C. Bentham, played Woodward’s ‘Crossing the Bar.’ The hymns ‘My God, my Father, while I stray’ and ‘Jesu, lover of my soul’ were sung, and Mr. Bentham played Pergolesi’s Funeral March as they left the church. From the church to the cemetery the weird strains of the Dead March were again played by the band. A firing party fired volleys over the grave after the committal, and Bugler J. R. Robinson and another sounded the Last Post. The Rev. D. T. Davies conducted the service. Much sympathy is felt for the mother and bereaved family.

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