Edward Kilner Wheawill (1896-1917)

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.
Edward K. Wheawill (© IWM HU 127334)

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

WHEAWILL, EDWARD KILNER. Private. No 763219. 28th (County of London) Battalion (Artists Rifles). Born Huddersfield 6.10.1896. Son of Charles and Emily Wheawill, 104 Birkby Hall Road, Huddersfield. Educated at Huddersfield College School and the Leys School, Cambridge. Employed as an articled clerk with his father's firm of Wheawill, Son and Company. Enlisted November 1916. Embarked for France in September, 1917. Reported missing, presumed killed, on 30.10.1917, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- St. Cuthbert's Church, Birkby; Huddersfield College School; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • regiment: Artists Rifles
  • died: Tuesday, October 30, 1917
  • age: 21 years
  • record ID: 876676