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Walter Whittle was born in 1897 in Nottingham and was the son of John a newspaper printer and his first wife Mary Ann Whittle née Brown. His father John was born in 1862 in Nottingham and his mother Mary Ann Brown was born in 1855 they were married in 1882 in Nottingham and went on to have the following children Alice b1883, William b1886, John b1888, Edith b1893 and Walter b1897 all the children were born in Nottingham. His mother Mary Ann died in 1899 in Nottingham she was aged 44 yrs, his father then went on to marry Ellen Archer in 1905 in Nottingham, she brought to the family a daughter Clarissa and sons Robert, Fred and John from her previous marriage. In the 1911 census the family are living at 58 Ilkeston Road, Radford and are shown as John 58 yrs a newspaper printer, he is living with his wife Ellen 54 yrs and his children Walter 15 yrs an office boy, Edith 18 yrs and his step children, Robert Archer 27 yrs a tailors cutter, Fred Archer 17 yrs a machine minder, John Archer a lace mender and Clarissa Archer 23 yrs a lace threader.
21 Mar 2018
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7th (Westmoreland & Cumberland Yeomanry) Bn Border Regiment
Private Walter Whittle, enlisted in Nottingham and served with 7th (Westmoreland and Cumberland Yeomanry) Battalion Border Regiment, he had previously served with South Notts. Hussars. He was killed in action on 21st March 1918. He has no known grave , his name is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.
His brother John George Whittle also served during the 'Great War ' he served in the 1/5th battalioned Sherwood Foresters , he was killed in action on 29th March 1918 and is buried at Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension (grave ref II.E.8) In memoriam published 21st March 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “WHITTLE. – In loving memory of our dear brother, Pte. W. Whittle, who was killed in action March 21st, 1918. Too dearly loved to be forgotten. – Sisters Alice and Edith.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 War obituary, All Saints Church News, July 1918: 'We tender our sincerest sympathy to Mr Whittle of 27 Kenilworth Terrace and his family on the deaths of two sons both killed in action during March last. John George Whittle, Notts and Derby Regiment, age 28, killed on March 29th 1918. William (sic) Whittle, Border Regiment, age 21, killed in action March 21st 1918.'
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