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  • Photograph of the commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of Ernest Robert Whilton at Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany courtesy of Geoff Burgess and the findagrave website.
Person Details
Hednesford, Staffordshire
Ernest Robert Whilton was born in 1896 at Hednesford and was the son of Frank a butcher and Sarah Whilton née Davis of Hedensford, Staffordshire His father Frank was born in 1855 at Shenton, his mother Sarah Davis was born in 1855 at Wolverhampton, they were married on 14th April 1874 at St Peters Church Hednesford, they went on to have the following children, Florence b1891 Cannock, Alice b1893 Hednesford, Percy b1894 Hednesford, Ernest b1896 Hednesford and Ada b1897 Hednesford, In the 1911 census the family were living at 3 Cannock Road, Hednesford and are shown as Frank Whilton 56 yrs a butcher, he is living with his wife Sarah 56 yrs and their children, Florence 20 yrs working at home, Alice 18 yrs an assistant milliner, Percy 17yrs an assistant butcher, Ernest 15 yrs a blacksmiths striker and Ada 14 yrs a scholar.
In the 1911 census he is a blacksmiths striker.
15 Feb 1919
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Aircraftman 2Nd Class
Royal Air Force
Aircratman 2nd class Ernest Robert Whilton served with the Royal Air Force, he died of pneumonia on 15th February 1919 in Germany during the Spanish Flu epidemic as did several of his RAF colleagues who are buried along side him in the cemetery in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany
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  • Photograph of the commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of Ernest Robert Whilton at Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany courtesy of Geoff Burgess and the findagrave website.
    Ernest Robert Whilton - Photograph of the commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of Ernest Robert Whilton at Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany courtesy of Geoff Burgess and the findagrave website.