Whitehead, Arthur Robert

Dates: c1889-1919

War Service: Arthur Robert Whitehead served as a Private with the 14th Battalion Welsh Regiment and his service number was 56166. He died on 12th December 1919 aged 30 of pulmonary tuberculosis.

Location of Memorial: He is buried in Brockley cemetery, where his name is recorded on the screen wall listing those whose graves have no headstone.

Details: Arthur Robert Whitehead was the son of George and Harriett Whitehead. In 1911 he was recorded living at 97 Silwood Street, Deptford with his parents and siblings; George, Frederick, Edward and Emily. He was employed as a porter.

He enlisted in the army on 16th December 1915 and his occupation was given as a labourer. He was described as being 5ft 4 ½ inches tall and weighing 120lbs. He was wounded in a gas attack on 28th March 1918 and re-joined his battalion on 20 June. He was wounded again in a gas attack on 20th September 1918 and re-joined his unit in October, later returning to England for medical treatment.

His brother Frederick Walter died in 1917 while serving with the 8th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment and his service number was 10241. His brother Edward died on 22nd April 1917 while serving with the Essex Regiment and his service number was 19809.

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