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Place of Birth: Greenhow, Yorkshire
Service No: 267162
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 2/6th Battalion
Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1917-12-02
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. F. 22.
CWGC Cemetery: LEBUCQUIERE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: GREENHOW, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: HEBDEN, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: LINTON-IN-CRAVEN, YORKSHIRE
Thomas Whitehead was the son of Thomas and Mary Hall Whitehead, née Shepherd. Thomas, senior, was born at Greenhow and Mary at Hardcastle near Greenhow, Yorkshire.
1901 Greenhow Hill, Yorkshire Census: Thomas Whitehead, aged 7 years, born Greenhow Hill, son of Mary Whitehead, widow.
1911 Grassington, Yorkshire Census: Temperance Hotel - Thomas Whitehead, aged 18 years, born Greenhow Hill, Yorkshire. [Thomas was employed by John Robert Chapman, Carriage Proprietor and Farmer.]
British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Thomas Whitehead, 267162, W. Rid. R.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Thomas Whitehead, 267162, 2/6 W. Rid. R. K. in A. 2.12.17.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Thomas Whitehead, 267162, 2/6 West Riding. Date and Place of Death: 2.12.17 in Action. France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother and sole legatee - Mary. £17 0s. 10d.
A short biography of Thomas is included in: ‘Swaledale & Wharfedale Remembered – Aspects of Dales’ life through peace and war’ by Keith Taylor (2006).
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:
WHITEHEAD, Thomas, [Hebden], West Riding Regiment, killed in action.
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Private Thomas WHITEHEAD
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division
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