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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, France . Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Leicester
Ernest Herbert Wheatley was the son of William and Susannah A. Wheatley. Their children included included: Kate Ellen (b.1872), Clara (b.1874), Catherine (b.1878), Ernest Herbert (b.1880) and Albert Edward (b.1883). The Wheatley family lived at: 3 Bright Alley, Nottingham [C.1881]; 7 Brassey Street, Radford [C.1891]; 63 Bloomsgrove Street, Radford [C.1901]. In 1907 William Wheatley who latterly had worked as a house painter, died at Nottingham aged 57. By 1911 his widow, Susannah, was acting as a live-in housekeeper to Noah Chubb whose residence was 21 Clifford Street. The same address was given for Susannah Wheatley in Army records dated 1920. Susannah A. Wheatley died at Nottingham, aged 75, in 1923. In 1901 Ernest Herbert Wheatley married Kate Wright at Nottingham. The couple had three children: Hector Maurice (b.1903), Eric Gordon (b.1906) and Cyril (b.1911/d.1911). In 1911 the Wheatley family were living at 3 Dorset Street, Radford. This same address appeared in all Private Wheatley’s Army paperwork and was also given as the post-war address for his widow in the CWGC records. Kate Wheatley never remarried and died in Nottingham, aged 86, in 1967.
He was a railway carriage oiler (C. 1901) and a painter and paper hanger.(C. 1911)
28 May 1915
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155763 - CWGC Website
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Private
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He had already been in the 7th [Robin Hood Rifles] Bn. Sherwood Foresters when he enlisted at Nottingham on 5 September 1914; sent to France on 28 February 1915; killed in action; buried at the Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.
In memoriam published 27th May 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “WHEATLEY. – In loving memory of Private E. H. Wheatley, Robin Hoods, killed in action May 28th, 1915. A day of remembrance said to recall. – Wife and children.” In memoriam published 29th May 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “WHEETLEY. [sic] – In loving memory of my dear husband, Private Ernest Wheetley, 1/7th Robin Hoods, killed in action May 28th, 1915. Sadly missed. A day of remembrance sad to recall.” Above are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, France . Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Ernest Herbert Wheatley - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, France . Courtesy of Murray Biddle