5856 (202038)Private William Whittle
4th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment
Died 12th February 1917 Buried 15th February 1917
Cause of death: Lombar pneumonia and cardiac failure. Military Hospital, Scotton.
Summary of Army Career
Soldiers Effects records show that John Whittle, father was to receive any payments.
Received British War and Victory medals.
William George Whittle was born 11th February 1897 at Clifton, Bristol. His parents were John Whittle born 1857, Fisherton de la Mere, Gloucestershire and Alice Price born 1858, Tenbury, Worcestershire. They were married on 9th June, 1879, Clifton St Andrew, Gloucestershire. Alice died on 19th March, 1912, Bristol. John remarried in 1927 to Doreen Milford Baker. He died 9th February, 1944, Bristol.
1911 Census John and Alice Whittle are living at 12 Brandon Buildings, Jacobs Wells, Bristol with two of their children Ethel and William. John and Alice have been married for twenty six years, have had 11 children, four of whom are living. John is a police pensioner. William's occupation is that of an errand boy at an Iron Works.
Western Daily Press Bristol dated Monday 10th February 1919:
'In loving memory of my dear son William Whittle Royal Berkshire Regiment, who passed away on 10th February 1917 from the effects of wounds received in action in France on 14th August 1916. Still sadly missed by his father and two sisters. Days of sadness come over us, tears in silence, often a memory keeps you ever near us, though died two years ago.'
Western Daily Press dated Tuesday 10th February 1920:
'In loving memory of my dear son William Whittle, Royal Berkshire Regiment, who passed away on 10th February 1917 from the effects of wounds received in action in France on 14th August 1916. Still sadly missed by his father and two sisters. Tears in silence often flow. Memory keeps you ever near us, though you died three years ago.'
Headstone inscription: Lo I Am With You Always Matt. 28.20 Mr. J. Whittle, 15 Rams