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  • Buried in Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension.
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John George Whittle was born in 1899 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. In the 1911 census John George has left the family home and is living with his married sister Alice he is shown as being 21 yrs and a cotton preparer in cotton spinning works, he is living at 13 Burke Street, Nottingham with his sister Alice Bradley 28 yrs , her husband Leonard Bradley 24 yrs a marine store dealer and their family.
He is a cotton preparer in the 1911 census and a window cleaner on his enlistment
29 Mar 1918
259356 - CWGC Website
9 Alfred Street, Nottingham.
1/5th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private John George Whittle enlisted on 11th November 1916 at Nottingham, his age was given as 27 yrs and 145 days, his address was 9 Alfred Street, Nottingham, he was a window cleaner and his next of kin was his father John. He was posted to the 1/5th battalion Sherwood Foresters and embarked from Folkstone on 23rd May 1917 landing the same day at Boulogne. He was posted to the 16th battalion Sherwood Foresters on 15th June 1917. He was admitted to hospital with a hernia and returned to England on 1st July 1917 and discharged from hospital on 16th October 1917. He returned to France on 6th January 1918 and was killed in action on 29th March 1918 whilst serving with the 1/5th battalion Sherwood Foresters he is buried at Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension (grave ref II.E.8)
His brother Walter Whittle also served in the Great War he 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. 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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  • Buried in Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension.
    John George Whittle - Buried in Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension.