Arthur Whiteley (c.1890-1918)

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:

WHITELEY, ARTHUR. Lance Corporal. No 45131. The Rifle Brigade, posted to 1st Battalion London Rifle Brigade. Born Linthwaite. Son of the late John Whiteley and Mrs Whiteley, Colne Terrace, Manchester Road, Linthwaite. Employed as a cotton twiner by the Slaithwaite Spinning Company Limited. Was a member of the Slaithwaite Conservative Club. Enlisted January 1917. Invalided home at the beginning of 1918 suffering from septic poisoning but returned to France on Good Friday, 1918. Killed in action, 26.8.1918, aged 28 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated VIS-en-ARTOIS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.
Brother of Private HERBERT WHITELEY killed in action, 16.9.1916.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • Lance Corporal ARTHUR WHITELEY
  • regiment: Rifle Brigade
  • died: Monday, August 26, 1918
  • record ID: 1750200