Herbert Whiteley (c.1892-1916)

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.
Herbert Whiteley

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, HERBERT. Private. No 4691. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Halifax. Son of the late John Whiteley and Mrs Whiteley, Colne Terrace, Manchester Road, Linthwaite. Attended Slaithwaite United Methodist Church Young Men's Class. Acting as accompanist he was also a member of the choir. Enlisted February 1916. Was home on his last leave about Whitsuntide, returning on Whit Sunday to his duties. Embarked for France on 24.6.1916. Killed through the bursting of a shell on 16.9.1916 at the Leipzig Salient during the Battle of the Somme. He was 24 years of age. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.
Brother of Private ARTHUR WHITELEY killed in action, 26.8.1918.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission