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William Henry Whitby was born in 1898 in Nottingham and was the son of William a labourer and Kathrine Whitby née Stones, they lived at 10 Abbott Street Blue Bell Hill Road St Ann's Nottingham. His father William was born in 1870 in Nottingham, his mother Katherine Stones was born in 1869 also in Nottingham, they were married in 1893 also in Nottingham and went on to have 7 children, however sadly 1 did in infancy , their remaining children were :- Polly b1895, Florence b1896, William Henry b1898, John Harold b1899, Kitty b1904 and Richard b1907 all the children were born in Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family are living at 10 Abbott Street, Blue Bell Hill Road, Nottingham and are shown as William 41 yrs a labourer , he is living with his wife Kate 42 yrs and four of their children , Florence 14 yrs a lace hand , William 13 yrs an errand boy, Kitty 6 yrs and Richard 3 yrs , Their remaining 2 children are living at 2 Ellis Terrace, Northville Street, Nottingham with their widowed grandmother Catherine Stone 76 yrs head of the family a charwoman, she is living with three of her grandchildren , Polly Whitby 16 yrs (no occupation) John Harold Whitby 11 yrs a scholar and Bernard Francis Murry 21 yrs a goods porter with Midland railways.
He was an errand boy in 1911.
26 Mar 1918
851057 - CWGC Website
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private William Henry Whitby, enlisted in Nottingham and served with 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment, he was killed in action on 26th March 1918, he has no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial. His younger brother John Harold also served in the 'Great War' he served in the 12th battalion The Norfolk Regiment , he was killed in action on 19th August 1918.
Obituary published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 19th August 1919 : - WHITBY. – In loving memory of our sons, Pte. John Whitby, 18 years, killed in action August 19th, 1918; also Pte. William Whitby, 21 years, missing March 26th, 1918, since reported killed. It is lonely here without them, and sad the weary way; our home is not the same to us, since they were called away. – Silently mourned by mother, father, sisters, and brothers.” Above obituary courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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