Wednesday, 19 September 2018

HERBERT WIDDOWSON


I have just finished my research into Herbert's life. Herbert died 4th October 1916.

His story can be read here https://oldwhittingtonops.com/widdowson-h/

If any of Herbert's descendants would like to share information, family stories or photographs that would be lovely.



Tuesday, 18 September 2018

TODAY WE REMEMBER



We remember two men from Whittington who died one hundred years ago today on 18th September 1918.

George Straw buried in Villers Hill British Cemetery was 24 years old.

Frederick Walker buried in Templeux le Guerard British cemetery was 21 years old.




Saturday, 15 September 2018

ALBERT HEWITT



I have just completed my research on Albert Hewitt, his story can be found at
https://oldwhittingtonops.com/hewitt-albert/
Albert was one of the two grandfathers that Tom Bates wrote about in his book 'My two great grandads'. http://www.aboutderbyshire.co.uk/…/a-tribute-to-my-grandfat…
Albert's life was interwoven with Christopher Loomes as the story shows. I still have to research Christophers life story but hope to be able to post it on the website soon.


TODAY WE REMEMBER TWO MEN FROM OLD WHITTINGTON WHO DIED ON 15TH SEPTEMBER 1916.


William Henry Bestwick  aged 29 years 


Charles Gordon Hemstock ages 24 years 


Both men are commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial France.


I have already completed my research into the life of Charles Hemstock and it can be found at https://oldwhittingtonops.com/hemstock-charles-gordon/


Friday, 14 September 2018

CLARENCE HEWITT



I have just finished researching Clarence Hewitt and his story can be seen at https://oldwhittingtonops.com/hewitt-clarence/









Sunday, 9 September 2018


Pictures of some of the men listed on Old Whittington War Memorials I will post more later as I get them.




ROBERT BUNTING

I am presently researching all of the men listed on the War Memorials in Old Whittington, 87 names in total.

My research so far can been seen at https://oldwhittingtonops.com/

If anyone who is related to any of the men listed would like to add any family recollections or photographs then please contact me and the information can be added to the website.