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Name: William George WHEATLEY
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: W G Service No.: 33577
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : High Spen, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 22
Unit: 6th (Service) Bn, York and Lancaster Regiment.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Place of Residence: Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment:
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Wednesday 26th September 1917
Place of Death: Belgium
Battle/Campaign:
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Greenside War Memorial, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. St John's Church, Roll of Honour, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Panel 125 to 128
Buried: No known grave.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 3
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 13th October 1917.
Family Details:
Son of John and Elizabeth Jane Wheatley, of Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Husband of Alice Maud Wheatley, of Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. On 16th October 1916, William's 10 year old brother, John, was killed in a road accident near Bewes Hill, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham. William's 2 year old sister, Mary, died on 22nd October 1891. Elizabeth Jane Wheatley died on 8th October 1933, aged 57. John, her husband, of Croft Farm, Wetheral, died on 28th July 1934, aged 66.
Notes :
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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