Harold Ernest Whitwam (c.1890-1917)

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, HAROLD ERNEST. Captain. 7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Golcar. Elder son of Mr and Mrs Joe Whitwam, Clifton House, Golcar. Was a member of the firm of Messrs B. and J. Whitwam and Sons Limited, Stanley Mills, Golcar. Attended St. John's Parish Church, Golcar and was a teacher and organist in the Sunday School. Had served in the Colne Valley Territorials for five years prior to the war. Embarked for France in April, 1915, as a Lieutenant. After six months service was invalided home suffering from gas poisoning. He then acted as instructor in musketry at Strensall, York, for more than 12 months. Returned to France in September, 1917. Killed in action on 9.10.1917 at the Battle of Passchendaele. He was 27 years of age. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- St. John's Church, Golcar.