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He was known as Charlie and was the only son of Mary Agnes Whitehead (widow) of 13 Wentworth Road, Sherwood.
20 Jun 1918
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1st Bn The Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment)
Private Charlie Whiteland, enlisted at Nottingham and initially served with service number 3651 in the Notts Yeomanry before transferring to the 1st Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment. He was taken prisoner on 25th March 1918, and died in German hands on 22nd June 1918 [1] in a field hospital, Rothall. He is buried in Plaine French National Cemetery.(grave ref. 371). 1] The Commonwealth War Graves Commission gives his date of death as 20th June 1918. However 22nd June, is the date given in the family notice here, and is also the date cited by 'Soldiers Died' and in the register of the disposal of his personal effects.
Nottingham Post notice (abridged), 30 January 1919: 'Whiteland. Private Charles Whitehead 1st North Staffordshires, died June 22nd 1918 while a prisoner of war in Germany, only son of Mrs Whitehead, 13 Wentworth Road, Sherwood, age 19 years.' In memoriam published 23rd June 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “WHITELAND. – In loving memory of Pte. Charlie Whiteland, 1st North Stafford Regt., only son of Mrs. Whiteland, 13 Wentworth-road, Sherwood, who was believed to have died June 22nd, 1918, while a prisoner of war in Germany, aged 19 years. Ever in our thoughts. – Mourned by his loving mother, sister Elsie, and W. Howard (Bill).” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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