William Whitton

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 25124
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 12th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 18
  • Date of Death: 04.09.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Bazentin-Le-Petit Communal Cemetery Extention
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Sp. Mem. C.18.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 106 Alexander Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    George Whitton, 106 Alexander St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Alfred & David

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Whitton

William is believed to be the brother of Air Mechanic 1st Class, Alfred Whitton, 127455, 3rd Kite Balloon Section, Royal Air Force, who died of wounds, 30.10.1918 and Driver David Whitton, Army Service Corps, who also served and returned home safely.

William Whitton   25124   Highland Light Infantry

WHITTON—Killed in action, on the 4th September, 1916, 25124 Lance-Corporal William Whitton, H.L.I., aged 18 years, youngest and beloved son of Mr George Whitton 106 Alexander Street, Dundee. – Inserted by his brother, Driver David Whitton, B.E.F., also his sister-in-law, Mrs D. Whitton, also by his sorrowing friends, Mr and Mrs J. Moore, 2 Court Street, Dundee.

Dundee People’s Journal 23rd September 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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