Thursday, 30 April 2015

Whittaker, John - Lance-Corporal (26458)

Lan Corp John Whittaker
2nd Battalion,
East Lancashire Regiment,
Died: 23rd October, 1916

Commemorated Thiepval Memorial

Newspaper Report:


Information has been received of the death of Lance-Corporal j. Whittaker, of the 2nd East Lancashire Regiment, who was killed in action on October 23rd, 1916, at the age of 22 years.  At the time of joining the colours he was employed at Syke Mill (Messrs. John Warburton).  He was connected with King Street Wesleyan Sunday School, and was highly respected.  He has three brothers in the Army.

Newspaper Memorial Notice:

In ever loving memory of Lance-Corpl. John Whittaker, killed October 23rd 1916

"Nothing but memories as we journey on,
Longing for a smile and a face that is gone,
Love never dies although years slowly pass away,
We think of him and speak of him and miss him every day.

Ever remembered by his loving Mother, Sister, and Brothers.