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Thomas WHITEHEAD

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Surname: WHITEHEAD

Forename(s): Thomas

Place of Birth: Greenhow, Yorkshire

Service No: 267162

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 2/6th Battalion

Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1917-12-02

Awards: ---

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

Additional Information:

Thomas Whitehead was the son of Thomas and Mary Hall Whitehead, née Shepherd. Thomas 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, West Riding Regiment.

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 entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

WHITEHEAD, Thomas, [Hebden], West Riding Regiment, killed in action.

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Private Thomas WHITEHEAD

Private Thomas WHITEHEAD

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: WHITEHEAD

Forename(s): Thomas

Born: Pateley Bridge, Yorks

Residence: Grassington, Yorks

Enlisted: Skipton, Yorks

Number: 267162

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 2/6th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 02/12/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: WHITEHEAD

Forename(s): T

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 267162

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 2nd/6th Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 02/12/1917

Additional Information:

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Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension

Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension

CWGC Headstone

Courtesy of John Gardner, Hebden

Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension

Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension

Courtesy of John Gardner, Hebden

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21 December 1917

WHITEHEAD – Killed in action on the Western Front, Pte. Thos. Whitehead, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, formerly of Moor View, Hebden.

21 December 1917

DEATH IN ACTION OF HEBDEN LAD

We regret to record the death in action of Thomas Whitehead, of Moor View, Hebden. He was a very popular person in the neighbourhood, and for some considerable time before joining the forces drove the Royal Mail from Skipton to Buckden and back. He joined the Army in March 1915, and went to France in February last with the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, Transport Section. News of his death reached Hebden last week.

06 December 1918

WHITEHEAD – In loving memory of Private Thomas Whitehead, 2nd 6th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, of Hebden, who died on the battlefield in France December 2nd, 1917.

We pictured his safe returning,
We longed to clasp his hand,
But God has postponed the meeting
Till we meet in the better land.
Days of sadness still come o’er us,
Hidden tears oft-times do flow,
Memory keeps our loved one near us,
Though he died one year ago.

From his loving sister Ann Eliza, and Will, South Street, Gargrave.

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21 December 1917

WHITEHEAD – Killed in action, Thos. Whitehead, of the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment, of Hebden.

21 December 1917

DEATH IN ACTION OF A HEBDEN LAD

We regret to record the death in action of Thomas Whitehead, of Hebden. He was a very popular person in the neighbourhood, and for some time before joining the army drove the Royal Mail from Skipton to Buckden and back. He joined the army in March, 1915, and went to France in February with the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment – Transport Section. News of his death reached Hebden last week.

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