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Soldier – Whiitehead, John – Severley Wounded and Died

May 1917

Mexborough and Swinton Times May 19 1917

Cpl John Whitehead
(East Yorkshire)

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.

From C.W.G.C.:
Service No:31374
Date of Death:05/05/1917
Regiment/Service:East Yorkshire Regiment 8th Bn.

Grave Reference:IV. K. 24.
Additional Information:
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