Mexborough and Swinton Times May 19 1917
Cpl John Whitehead
was severely wounded on May 5 and has since died.
He enlisted in the York and Lancs at the commencement of hostilities and has seen service in Egypt and France.
His mother has received a letter from the Matron of the Clinic at the hospital saying that her son was admitted with very bad wounds and never regained consciousness.
He leaves a widow and four children.
Date of Death:05/05/1917
Regiment/Service:East Yorkshire Regiment 8th Bn.
Grave Reference:IV. K. 24.
Cemetery:DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN
Son of Mr and Mrs. John Whitehead; husband of Elsie Whitehead. of 49, School St., Darfield, Barnsley, Yorks.
For more information on this casualty see Darfield Remembers, an excellent publication by the Darfield Historical Society