Friday, 1 May 2015

Whittaker, James Thomas - Private (203507)

(No soldier photo available)
East Lancashire Regiment,
Died 10th October 1917
Age 22

Tyne Cot Cemetery

Newspaper Memorial Notices:

In ever loving memory of our dear Cousin, Pte. James Thomas Whittaker, who fell in France, October 10th 1917, in his 23rd year.

"What pain he bore we cannot tell,
We never saw him die,
We only know he passed away
And never said good-bye.

The Angel of Death a dear one has taken,
Leaving a place that can never be filled;
Deep in our hearts remain unshaken,
Memories of one whose voice is stilled".

From his Aunty Whipp, also his loving Cousins, Nellie, Annie, Cissy, and Ida, also John (in France), 12 South Street, Sykeside, Haslingden.

In loving memory of our dear Cousin and Nephew, Pte James Thomas Whittaker, East Lancashire Regt. who was killed in action on October 10th 1917.

"He has gone like a flower cut down in full bloom,
From the sunshine of life to the shade of the tomb,
But Death cannot sever the chain of our love,
Nor steal the fond hope we shall see him above."

Ever remembered by his Uncle and Aunt, Mr and Mrs. J.W. Whittaker, also Cousin Mary, Alice and Frank (serving), 837 Manchester Road, Ewood Bridge. 

In loving memory of our dear one, Pte. James Thomas Whittaker, 490, Bentgate, killed in France, October 10th 1917.

"We often pause and think of you,
The one we loved so dear
And wonder how and where you died,
And wished we had been near".

From his sorrowing Mother, Father and Sisters.