WW1 Tyne Cot Casualty BWM. James Whitehead 7/8th Royal Irish Fusiliers. KIA August 1917. Lived Carlton, Nottinghamshire.


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British War Medal on Original ribbon named to 40160 Pte J Whitehead R Ir Fus

James initially served as 47883 Notts and Derby Regiment

He was transferred to the 7/8th Royal Irish Fusiliers and was killed in action with them in August 1917

‘Carlton in Lindrick has lost another gallant soldier in Pte. James Whitehead, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Whitehead, old and respected residents in the village. The deceased soldier, who was 23 years of age, he,would have been 24 on November 5th next-enlisted in the Sherwood Foresters twelve months ago. For four years previous to so doing, he was employed as horseman by Mr. Watson. He was subsequently transferred to the Royal Irish Fusiliers and had been in France eight months. He was wounded some time ago, but recovered and re-joined his comrades, bravely doing his duty like the gallant lad he was. According to the notification which his mother has received from the War Office, Pte Whitehead was killed in action on August 15th or 17th. No other particulars are given, and up to the time of writing no communications had been received from any of his officers or comrades. Whitehead was a smart, well set up lad, and had many friends in Carlton and Worksop who will be sorry to hear of his death, and who will join in sympathy with his bereaved parents and other relatives’


Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 140

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