Friday, 1 May 2015

Whalley, Henry - Private (7740)

Private Henry Whalley
The King's Liverpool Regiment,
Died: 4th July 1919
Age 42

Holden Hall Cemetery, Haslingden

Newspaper Report:

Private Henry Whalley (42) of 8 Northcote Street, Haslingden, was on Wednesday interred at Haslingden Cemetery with military honours.  Deceased leaves a widow and one son. The latter (Richard Henry) enlisted in 1914, soon after the outbreak of war, when he was only fifteen, served four years in a horse regiment, and was demobilised this year.  Deceased joined up in 1916, going in the King's Liverpool.  His health necessitated his being sent from France to a hospital in Scotland, from where he was discharged.  his death took place at his home on Friday of last week, one day short of five weeks after his discharge.  Deceased was a native of Clitheroe, but had lived at Haslingden since his marriage.  He was connected with the United Service Club and on the committee of the Working Men's Club.  At the funeral there were representatives from the two clubs just named and also from the Discharged Sailors and Soldiers Association.  Buglers Davidson and Draper blew the Last Post.  Rev. T.M. Johnson, C.F., officiated.