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  • This photo of Charles Whitworth was first published in the Retford Times newspaper following his death.
Person Details
Laxton Nottinghamshire
Son of Samuel and Mary Ellen Whitworth, of Emberton, Olney, Bedfordshire.
05 Sep 1915
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935
Corporal
Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers)
Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers) Cpl C Whitworth Retford Times 8 October 1915 Last Sunday week at Laxton parish church, the Vicar, the Rev C B Collinson, referred to the death of Cpl C Whitworth, son of Mr and Mrs Whitworth, who was killed in the Dardanelles. Special hymns were sung including the deceased’s favourite ‘Fight the Good Fight’ ‘My God my Father While I Stray’ and ‘Nearer my God to Thee’ and the war Litany was read. Corpl Whitworth was a member of the church choir until he was sixteen years of age and was always a regular attendant at church. He was a native of Laxton and was educated at the village school. He was a very industrious young man and worked with his father on the farm. He was highly respected and the news of his death cast quite a gloom over the village. He joined the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry nine years ago and never missed an annual training. He won four prizes at different shooting competitions at Retford. During his training, before going to -– he spent two short periods at home, his last visit being Christmastide last year. He went with his regiment to Egypt last Easter and had been in the Dardanelles about three weeks when he met with his death. He was the first Laxton man to fall.
Buried in Green Hill Cemetery sp mem H.2
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  • This photo of Charles Whitworth was first published in the Retford Times newspaper following his death.
    Charles Whitworth - This photo of Charles Whitworth was first published in the Retford Times newspaper following his death.