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First Name: Thomas Henry Last Name: WHITEAR
Date of Death: 23/05/1915 Lived/Born In: Cubitt Town
Rank: Sergeant Unit: London17
Memorial Site: Bethnal Green, St John

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Age-23

39 Plevna Street, Cubitt Town/Born-Cubitt Town

Woburn Abbey Cemetery, Cuinchy, France

17th London (Poplar & Stepney Rifles) arrived in France in March 1915 as part of  141 Brigade, 47th Division. On 13th May, 1915 they moved into the front line at Pont Fixe, Givenchy in northern France. The Battalion Diary records that on 23rd May Sergeant Whitear was killed in action when hit by shrapnel. Six shrapnel bullet wounds were found in his body.

 

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