Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
7 Nov 1914
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
Soldier or Civilian
Pte Sidney James Whittemore, 6710, of the 1st Battalion, Beds Regt, was killed in action in the neighbourhood of Ypres on November 7th, 1914. He was aged 34.
Pte Whittemore, whose home address was 10 Park Way, High Town, Luton, left a widow, Edith, and three little children. His parents, Mr and Mrs George Whittemore, lived at Stopsley.
He was a reservist who prior to the war was working for Messrs T. Balmforth and Co, boilermakers, Pondwicks Road, Luton. After being called up at the outbreak of war he was for a short time with the 3rd Battalion, Beds Regt, at Felixstowe.
Two nights before he was killed, Pte Whittemore's brother, George, was taken from the trenches severely wounded and was in the 4th London General Hospital, having lost one eye.