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Wilfred Wilkinson WHITELEY

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Surname: WHITELEY

Forename(s): Wilfred Wilkinson

Place of Birth: Colne, Lancashire

Service No: 65236

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Northumberland Fusiliers

Battalion / Unit: 1st Battalion

Division: 3rd Division

Age: 29

Date of Death: 1918-09-28

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: H. 51.

CWGC Cemetery: SETTLE (HOLY ASCENSION) CHURCHYARD

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: GIGGLESWICK SCHOOL, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: SETTLE, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Wilfred Wilkinson Whiteley was the son of Walter and Margaret Annie Whiteley, née Pickover. Walter was born at Barkisland, Yorkshire and Margaret Annie at Foulridge, Lancashire. Margaret’s mother, Mary Pickover, married Abraham Wilkinson in 1866.

1891 Colne, Lancashie Census: 18, Oxford Street - Wilfred W. Whiteley, aged 2 years, born Colne, son of Walter and Margaret Whiteley.

1901 Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland Census: 15, New Road (post office) - Wilfred Whiteley, aged 12 years, born Colne, Lancashire, son of Walter and Annie Whiteley.

1911 Settle, Yorkshire Census: Prospect Terrace - Wilfred Whiteley, aged 22 years, born Colne, Lancashire, son of Walter and Margaret Whiteley. [Also living with the family were Walter's father-in-law, Abraham and mother-in-law, Mary Wilkinson, née Pickover.]

British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Wilfred W. Whiteley, 31491, West Riding Regiment & 65236, Northumberland Fusiliers.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Wilfred Wilkinson Whiteley, 31491, 9th W. Rid. R. & 65236, 1st Northd Fus. D. of Wds.

Wilfred is commemorated in the 'Service Roll of Martins Bank'.

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Private Wilfred Wilkinson WHITELEY

Private Wilfred Wilkinson WHITELEY

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Northumberland Fusiliers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Northumberland Fusiliers

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 3rd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 3rd Division

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Surname: WHITELEY

Forename(s): Wilfred Wilkinson

Born: Colne, Lancs

Residence:

Enlisted: Keighley, Yorks

Number: 65236

Rank: Private

Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 28/09/18

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 31491, West Riding Regt.

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Surname: WHITELEY

Forename(s): Wilfred Wilkinson

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 65236

Rank: Private

Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers

Unit: 1st Bn.

Age: 29

Awards:

Died Date: 28/09/1918

Additional Information: Son of Walter Whiteley, of 1, Halsteads, Settle.

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

1919

WHITELEY Margaret Annie of 5 Craven-terrace Settle Yorkshire (wife of Walter Whiteley) died 10 February 1919 Administration Wakefield 1 April to the said Walter Whiteley school attendance officer. Effects £1186 12s. 6d.

1919

WHITELEY Wilfred Wilkinson of 5 Craven-terrace Settle Yorkshire a private in the Northumberland Fusiliers died 28 September 1918 at Glasgow Administration (with Will) Wakefield 17 April to Walter Whiteley school attendance officer. Effects £379 4s. 11d.

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Holy Ascension Churchyard, Settle

Holy Ascension Churchyard, Settle

CWGC private memorial

Bank of Liverpool & Martins Limited War Memorial at Barclays Bank, Water Street, Liverpool

Bank of Liverpool & Martins Limited War Memorial at Barclays Bank, Water Street, Liverpool

The identical memorial that was at the Skipton and other branches are lost

Courtesy of David Hearn (War Memorials Online project)

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04 October 1918

SETTLE – PRIVATE W. W. WHITELEY DIES IN HOSPITAL

The death took place in a hospital at Glasgow on Saturday from wounds received in action of Private Wilfred Wilkinson Whiteley, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Whiteley of Craven Terrace, Settle. Deceased, who was 29 years of age, on joining-up was attached to the 3rd Duke of Wellington’s, but was transferred to the Northumberland Fusiliers. He was a man who was greatly respected by all who knew him, and of a quiet and kind disposition. Prior to the war he was a clerk at the Bank of Liverpool, Settle Branch. Out of eight of their staff five have been killed and two wounded – Second Lieut. Hartley Bentham, Corporal J. H. Hitchin (drowned in the Mediterranean), Private T.M. Birtle, Private R.F. Jones, and Private W.W. Whiteley, are those who have died for their country. There was a large gathering of sympathisers at the funeral on Tuesday. The coffin arrived at Settle Station at 11 a.m., and covered with the Union Jack, was taken to the Wesleyan Church, where a funeral service (choral) was held by the Rev. Grimshaw Yates. As the funeral party was leaving the Church, the organist, Mr. W.T. Walker, played the Funeral March. The cortege was headed by the special constables and firing party from the Officers’ Training Corps of Giggleswick School (of which school the deceased was an old boy). At the Burial Ground of the Holy Ascension Church, the vicar, Rev. W. E. Linney, read the Burial Service, assisted by the Rev. Grimshaw Yates. On the coffin being lowered, three volleys were fired and the ‘Last Post’ sounded. The Church bells rang muffled peals, and the flag was at half-mast. Many beautiful wreaths were sent, amongst them being one from the staff of the Bank of Liverpool, Settle, the Wesleyan Choir, and the Settle Tennis Club. Much sympathy is extended to Mr. and Mrs. Whiteley in their great loss. Their two remaining sons are on active service.

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04 October 1918

SETTLE

MILITARY FUNERAL – The death took place in a hospital at Glasgow on Saturday from wounds received in action, of Private Wilfred Wilkinson Whiteley, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Whiteley of Craven Terrace, Settle. Deceased, who was 29 years of age on joining up, was attached to the Duke of Wellington’s, but was transferred to the Northumberland Fusiliers. He was greatly respected by all who knew him, being of a quiet and kind disposition. Prior to the war he was a clerk at the Bank of Liverpool, Settle, from which branch eight of their staff have joined the Forces, five have been killed and two wounded. Second Lieut. Harley Bentham, Corpl. J.H. Hitchen (drowned in the Mediterranean), Pte. T.M. Birtle, Pte. R.F. Jones, and Pte. W.W. Whiteley are those who have died for their country. There was a large gathering of sympathisers at the funeral on Tuesday. The coffin arrived at Settle Station at 11 a.m. and, covered with the Union Jack, was taken to the Wesleyan Church, where a funeral service (which was choral) was conducted by Rev. Grimshaw Yates. As the funeral party was leaving the church the organist, Mr. W. Walker, played the Funeral March. The cortege then proceeded (headed by the Special Constables and a firing party from the Officers Training Corps of Giggleswick School, of which school deceased was an old boy) to the burial ground of the Holy Ascension Church, where the Vicar, Rev. W.E. Linney, read the burial service assisted by Rev. Grimshaw Yates. On the coffin being lowered three volleys were fired and the ‘Last post’ sounded. The Holy Ascension Church bells rang muffled peals, and the flag was at half mast. Many beautiful wreaths were sent, amongst them being one from the staff of the Bank of Liverpool, Settle, the Wesleyan choir, and the Settle Tennis Club. Much sympathy is extended to Mr. and. Mrs. Whiteley in their great loss. Their two remaining sons are on active service.

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