R. Herbert Whitaker (c.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.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

WHITAKER, R. HERBERT. Gunner. No 775972. 'B' Battery, 310th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Born Pontefract. Only son of Mr and Mrs Sam Whittaker, 56 George Street, Milnsbridge. Employed as an operator at the Star Picture House, Castleford, where the family lived before moving to Milnsbridge. Died of wounds on 5.5.1917, aged 20 years. Buried ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row E, Grave 21.
ROH:- Milnsbridge War Memorial; Longwood War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission