Albert William Whitwam (c.1878-1917)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

WHITWAM, ALBERT WILLIAM. Private. No 32972. 13th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Born Golcar. Son of Henry and Lavina Whitwam, 88 Swallow Lane, Golcar. Attended Golcar Baptist Chapel. Was a member of the Golcar Cricket and Bowling Club. Employed by Messrs Pearson Brothers, Victoria Mills, Golcar. Enlisted 30.5.1916. Embarked for France in September, 1916. He was expected home on leave when he was killed in action on 20.9.1917 during the Battle of Passchendaele. He was 39 years of age. Buried TYNE COT CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 59, Row F, Grave 34.
ROH:- Golcar Baptist Chapel; St. John's Church, Golcar.
Brother of Private JOHN HENRY WHITWAM killed in action, 27.9.1918.

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