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  • Photograph is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire
Samuel Whyatt (junior) was born in 1889 at Hucknall and was the son of the late Samuel (senior) a frame work knitter and Hannah Whyatt née Foulds of 5 Linby Grove, Hucknall. His father Samuel was born in 1843 at Hucknall he died in 1918 aged 75 yrs , his mother Hannah Foulds was born in 1846 at Belper, they were married on 4th June 1865 at St Mary Magdalene church, Hucknall and they went on to have 11 children, sadly 5 were to die in infancy or early childhood, their children were , Sarah Elizabeth b1870, James b1872, Mary b1875, Grace b1878 , John Thomas b1879, Dinah 1883 and Emma b1887, all were born in Hucknall. In the 1911 census the family lived at 5 Linby Grove Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire and were shown as Samuel 68 yrs a frame work knitter shetland shawl maker, he is living with his wife Hannah 65 yrs and their son Samuel 22 yrs a clerk, also living with them is their married daughter Emma and her family and are shown as William Henry Strawbridge 23 yrs single a coal miner and his wife Emma Strawbridge 24 yrs and their son Stanley 6 months of age.
He was a clerk.
27 Mar 1916
27
910800 - CWGC Website
12460
Private
4th Bn Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Private Samuel Whyatt, enlisted at Hucknall and served with the 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, he was killed in action on 27th March 1916. Last seen making his way to the regimental aid post after receving a 'Blighty', his body was never identified and is, therefore, commemorated on the Menin Gate.
Article published in the Hucknall Dispatch 4th May 1916.:- “A SOLDIER’S WHEREABOUTS. “Some concern is felt by Mr. and Mrs. Whyatt, and family, of Linby grove, Hucknall, concerning the whereabouts of their son, Private S. Whyatt, of the Fusiliers. He has been out at the Front for a considerable time, and messages came regularly from him up to the end of March. On April 4th, the War Office reported him as missing from March 27th – (the day before he wrote a letter home) – and now a letter comes to hand from a comrade stating that he had found out that he was reported wounded and had been sent down the line. Naturally, the parents are eager for any further information, and when it arrives we trust that it will ease their hearts. Private Whyatt was formerly in the Co-operative’s Society’s offices and is an estimable young man.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photograph is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Samuel White - Photograph is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918