Whittington, James William


War Service:
Rifleman James William Whittington, “A” Company, 12th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own), died of wounds on the 17th June 1916, aged 22.

He is buried and remembered in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorials at St Andrew's Church, Catford

He was the only son of James and Elizabeth Whittington of 18 Killearn Road, Catford. He was born in Rotherhithe and enlisted in London.

On the 22nd June 1917 his family placed the following In Memoriam notice in the Kentish Mercury “On June 17th 1916, Rifleman J. W. Whittington, aged 22, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Whittington, of 18 Killearn-road, Catford. He died defending his country and those he loved. Beloved by all who knew him. Dad, Mum and sister Rosie”


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