Friday, 8 March 2019

JOHN SMITHESON

We remember today John Smitheson who died on 8th March 1916, he left two young children. 

I have only done a bit of research into John Smithesons life so far and if any descendant of the family has any information they would like to share on the website then please get in touch.




Saturday, 9 February 2019

PERCY CARLILE

I have just finished researching Percy Carlile and his story can be read here https://oldwhittingtonops.com/carlile-percy/

Percy and his brother John were both killed in WW1
along with their cousin Alexander (Alec). 

If any descendants of the Carlile family would like to add any family stories or other information then please contact me.







GEORGE BONSON

Today we remember George Bonson who died 9th February 1917 aged 20. George joined up in November 1915 when he was only 17 years of age! 

He is buried at Euston Road Cemetery Colincamps France.

I have part researched George's life but if any descendants of George's family would like to add any family stories or photographs then please get in touch.









Saturday, 2 February 2019

WE REMEMBER IN FEBRUARY

Apologies didn't notice it was the 1st yesterday !!


GEORGE BONSON DIED 9TH FEBRUARY 1917

HORACE AARON DIED 14TH FEBRUARY 1916

GEORGE KIRK DIED 14TH FEBRUARY 1916

WM JAS THURMAN DIED 14TH FEBRUARY 1916

F WHEELHOUSE DIED 14TH FEBRUARY 1917


Horace Aarons story can be read at https://oldwhittingtonops.com/horace-aaron/

Wm Jas Thurman story can be read at https://oldwhittingtonops.com/thurman-wm-jas/


Thursday, 31 January 2019

ALEXANDER CARLILE

I have just finished my research into Alexanders story and it can be read at https://oldwhittingtonops.com/carlile-alexander/

Another ordinary man called upon to do his duty which he did with the utmost bravery, as did so many others.

If any descendants of Alec or his cousins Percy and John who I will be researching next have any information, family stories or photos they would like to add then please get in touch.





Wednesday, 23 January 2019

H E WHITBREAD

I have just finished my research into the life of H E Whitbread. 

Ernest is listed on the Brushes Memorial and also remembered on Bedford St Peters Memorial.
Ernest's story can be read here https://oldwhittingtonops.com/whitbread-h-e/

Ernest was a bit tricky to trace and cross reference, many thanks to Gloria Evison for the information which helped to confirm some of my findings.



Friday, 18 January 2019

Christopher Loomes DCM

Christopher is one of only two men on the Whittington War Memorials who was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. 

I have just finished my research into Christophers life and it can be read here https://oldwhittingtonops.com/loomes-christopher-dcm/

If anyone descended from the Loomes/ Hewitt family would like to add any family stories or photographs then please get in touch I would love to hear from you.