John William Whiteley (c.1888-1917)

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.


Courtesy of David Simmons:[1]

Private, 1st 5th (T.F.) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Regimental No: 204534. Born in Emley. Killed in Action 9 October 1917 in Flanders aged 29 years. Son of Joseph and Eliza Whiteley, Church Street, Emley. Husband of Elizabeth Swallow and father of Phyllis. Employed in his father's Carting business. Enlisted at Pontefract. Buried at Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, Belgium. Plot XIV.A.24.

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, JOHN WILLIAM. Private. No 204534. 1/5th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Emley. Son of Joseph and Eliza Ann Whiteley. Husband of Elizabeth Whiteley, of Church Street, Emley. Enlisted Wakefield. Killed in action, 9.10.1917, aged 29 years. Buried TYNE COT CEMETERY. Grave Location:- Plot 14, Row A, Grave 24.
ROH:- Emley War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission



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