Walter Whitwam (c.1894-1916)

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.
Walter Whitwam

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, WALTER. Private. No 24777. 147th Company, Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No 1832 Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Golcar. Fourth son of Mrs Whitwam, 86 Handel Street, Golcar. Employed as a weaver by Mr. J. E. Crowther, Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden. Attended Golcar Baptist Chapel and was a member of the Young Men's Bible Class. He was also a member of the Golcar Liberal Club. Enlisted December 1914. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Died of wounds at No 20 Casualty Clearing Station on 2.12.1916, aged 22 years. Buried WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row G, Grave 1.
ROH:- Golcar Baptist Chapel; St. John's Church, Golcar.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • regiment: Machine Gun Corps
  • died: Saturday, December 2, 1916
  • age: 22 years
  • record ID: 91898