Monday, 30 September 2019

Samuel WAINE

I have just finished researching the life of Samuel Waine. Sam came from Church Street and died on 2nd July 1918.
His story can be read at https://oldwhittingtonops.com/waine-sam/



Thursday, 26 September 2019

William Arthur BELFITT

I have just finished researching William Arthur Belfitt and his story can be read at https://oldwhittingtonops.com/belfitt-wm-arthur/
This was a bit of a tricky one with still a few unconfirmed pieces of information. I have never researched a member of the RFC later the RAF and it was quite a learning curve for me, and I found some it very interesting and distracting!
I haven't found a picture of William as yet but will keep looking and if any descendants of the Belfitt family have any photos or information they would like to share then please get in touch.


Sunday, 15 September 2019

Ernest GILBERTHORPE

I have just finished my research into the life of Ernest Gilberthorpe. He died on 27th May 1918, he was 23 years old. His story can be read at https://oldwhittingtonops.com/gilberthorpe-ernest/
I haven't yet found a photo for Ernest but will keep looking.
If any descendants of the Gilberthorpe family have any stories or photos they would like to share on the webpage then please get in touch.


Sunday, 8 September 2019

William WHITMORE

I have just finished researching the life of William Whitmore and his story can be read here https://oldwhittingtonops.com/whitmore-wm/

Researching Williams story was slightly different to normal as much has been written about what happened to him. Two weeks ago I was appox 1 mile away from where William died , had I known at that time I could have visited his grave!!

If any descendants of Williams family have any information or stories they would like to share then please contact me.



Friday, 30 August 2019

ARTHUR (ARCHIE) NEWELL



I have just finished researching Arthur Newell listed on the Old Whittington memorials as Archie.  He was 21 years old when he died and his story can be read at https://oldwhittingtonops.com/newell-archie/

If any descendants of Arthur’s family have any photos or stories they would like to share on the webpage then please get in touch.  I have not managed to find a photo of Arthur yet, but will keep looking.




Monday, 19 August 2019

JOHN NEWEY

I have just finished researching the story of John Newey and it can be read here https://oldwhittingtonops.com/newey-john/
I haven't managed to find a lot of information on John's life but he is remembered on Brimington War Memorial as well as the Whittington Memorials. Sally Mullins has researched John Newey too and this can be read at http://www.brimington-memorial.co.uk/

Sunday, 18 August 2019

CEMETERY LIST

In case anyone is thinking of visiting the WW1 battlefields and cemeteries of France and would like to visit the resting places of the Whittington men, I have put a list for the men I have researched so far on the website https://oldwhittingtonops.com/cemetery-list/

I have put it in cemetery order rather than alphabetical to make it more useful for cemetery visits. I will add the remaining cemeteries when I have finished the research.