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Name: William Davison WHINHAM
Casualty No.: Ranks: Sergeant Initials: W D Service No.: 2639
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Age at Death: 33
Unit: 1st/9th Bn Durham Light Infantry (Territorial Force).
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Place of Residence: Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: Bewes Hills House, Blaydon on Tyne, Co Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment:
How Died: Died of wounds
Date of Death: Wednesday 19th April 1916
Place of Death: France
Battle/Campaign:
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Greenside War Memorial, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: Blaydon War Memorial, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham. St Cuthbert's Church, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham. Wesleyan Methodist Church War Memorial, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord, France II.D.173
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 3
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, pages 4 and 8, 29th April 1916.
Family Details:
Only son of William and Jane Whinham of Bewes Hills House, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham. William's sister, Annie, died on 20th December 1897, aged 18 years. William's father, William, died on 5th May 1924, aged 72. His mother, Jane, died on 11th January 1928, aged 77. The family is buried in Blaydon Cemetery, Shibdon Road, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes : A member of the old Volunteers and frequently distinguished himself with a rifle. He studied natural history under local naturalist Isaac Clark, and was a member of the Tyne and Derwent Field Club. He served his apprenticeship as a pattern maker at the works of Messrs Smith, Patterson and Company, Blaydon on Tyne, Co Durham.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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