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  • Buried in St Hilaire Cemetery, Frevent, France. (www.cwgc.org)
Person Details
16 Apr 1892
Darnall, Yorkshire
Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Whittingham, of 92, Main Rd., Sheffield; husband of Mabel Whittingham, of 78, Stoney Rock Lane, Leeds (CWGC). Thomas and Elizabeth had had four children, three living at the time of the 1911 Census. Thomas had two sisters, Mary and Ethel, who were much older than him and at the time of the 1911 census only Thomas remained at home at 92 Main Road, Sheffield. He married Mabel (nee Flynn) on 2 April 1916 at the parish church of St Agnes and St Stephen, Burmantofts, Leeds. Both were of 78 Stoney Rock Lane, Leeds, and Thomas's profession was given as 'soldier'.
At the time of the 1911 census he was a pupil teacher. He was an uncertificated assistant teacher at Worksop Wesleyan Day School from 7 September 1914.
17 Nov 1917
25
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Private
9th Bn Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Thomas Cyril enlisted on 10 February 1916 in the Army Service Corps but later transferred to the Royal Fusiliers. He served on the Western Front from 6 July 1917. He died of vascular heart disease on 17 November 1917 and is buried in St Hilaire Cemetery, Frevent, France (grave ref IV.A.27). He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
CWGC headstone personal inscription: 'Who loved Me and gave himself for Me' (Galatians 2:20. KJV) Listed in Nottinghamshire County Council register of employees who served (Notts Archives CC CL 2 /12/1/1). Details of military record and DOB from NCC register. Extracts from Worksop Wesleyan Day School, School Log 1911-1940 (Nottinghamshire Archives ref SL196 14/1): 7 Sep 1914 – Thos Cyril Whittingham commenced duties taking charge of C3b as an uncert. asst. 25 Jan 1915 – … Mr T C Whitingham is also too ill to attend today 3 February 1915 – Mr Whittingham is too ill to attend school 5 February 1915 – Mr Whittingham still absent 17 February 1915 – Sent postcard to Shire Hall stating that I did not know when Mr Whittingham would return 22 February 1915 – Mr Whittingham still absent 2 March 1915 – Mr T C Whittingham returned to duties this morning 4 February 1916 – Mr T C Whittingham leaves today to join the Forces 11 February 1916 – Mr Whittingham called to say farewell 10 June 1917 – Mr T C Whittingham spent an hour or two here yesterday previous to going to Salonika. Retford & Worksop Herald and North Notts Advertiser. 25 December 1917: Notts Education Committee … It was reported that Mr TC Whittingham, an uncertificated teacher at the Worksop Wesleyan School, had died of wounds.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottinghamshire County Council, Education Committee Elementary 29 January 1918, Item 11, Teacher Killed in Action: 'The Committee regret to report the death in France on November 17th 1917 of Mr T C Whittingham ASC (sic), an uncertificated teacher on the staff of the Worksop Wesleyan School.'
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  • Buried in St Hilaire Cemetery, Frevent, France. (www.cwgc.org)
    Thomas Cyril Whittingham - Buried in St Hilaire Cemetery, Frevent, France. (www.cwgc.org)