William Henry Whisson

Male 1896 - 1917  (21 years)


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  • Name William Henry Whisson 
    Born 19 Mar 1896  Croydon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    WW1 Enlistment Date of Birth: 19 March 1896.
    Address: 25 Arundel Road, Croydon.
    Family: Son of William Henry & Alice Eliza Annie Whisson of 'Glenhurst', Linden Gardens, Leatherhead, Surrey.
    School Record: Joined Lower Fourth Form September 1908; left in October 1910.
    House: Red.
    Age: 21.
    Date of Death: 6 May 1917.
    Service No:
    Medals: 1914 Star.
    Service Record: Joined 1st/14th Bn. London Regiment (London Scottish) as Private 2 April 1913; called up 5 August 1914.
    Wounded 15 November 1914.
    Commissioned as Second Lieutenant in 4th/10th Bn. Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge?s Own) 6 September 1915; later attached to 1st/7th Bn. Middlesex Regiment.
    Details of Casualty: Died of wounds 6 May 1917, France
    Commemorated: Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France.

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    WW1 Enlistment London Regiment 1837 Private
    Middlesex Regiment 1837 Private
    Name: WHISSON, WILLIAM HENRY
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Second Lieutenant
    Regiment: Middlesex Regiment
    Unit Text: 10th Bn.
    Age: 21
    Date of Death: 06/05/1917

    Additional information: Son of William Henry and Alice Whisson, of "Glenhurst", Linden Gardens, Leatherhead, Surrey. Native of Croydon.

    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: III. K. 2.
    Cemetery: DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN 
    Died 6 May 1917  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Duisans British Cemetery Etrun Departement du Pas-de-Calais Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Plot: III. K. 2. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I509  Simpson & Elder
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2017 

    Father William Henry Whisson,   b. 1872, St. Olave, Rotherhithe, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950, Hastings Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Alice Eliza Annie,   b. 1870, Bermondsey, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1937?, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F203  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Binoculars case no.3 (W.H.WHISSON) with (added later) Carl Zeiss Telex 6x24 12cm military prismatic binoculars
    Binoculars case no.3 (W.H.WHISSON) with (added later) Carl Zeiss Telex 6x24 12cm military prismatic binoculars
    Sold at 'The Saleroom', Coventry, 22 Oct 2014.
    WW1 binocular case embossed on lid 'CASE No.3 PRISMATIC BINOCULAR W.H.WHISSON 1918'.
    WW1 binocular case embossed on lid 'CASE No.3 PRISMATIC BINOCULAR W.H.WHISSON 1918'.
    Sold on eBay 24 Sep 2013.


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