WW1 BWM. Whiteman. 10th London’s (Paddington Rifles). Leytonstone. Died 1918.

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Correctly named 423377 Pte JW Whiteman 10-Lond R

John William Whiteman was born c1887. He served with the 10th Bn (Hackney) Paddington Rifles, London Regiment. He served in France from Feb 1917 until March 1918 entitling him to a pair. He was wounded on 24/3/1918. Records show hi Battalion were at Beittes De Roug and on the 24th they were bombarded with gas shells as well as high explosive shells.

John was awarded a Silver War Badge numbered B7347 (not present) for his wounds.

He served in total from October 10/12/15 until 16/9 /19 where his Pension Index has him reported dead on that date, presumably from wounds?

Worthy of more research

On a length of modern ribbon

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