Private Sidney James Whittemore

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

7 Nov 1914

War time / or Pre War occupation



T. Balmforth & Co

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

10 Park Way
High Town
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location


Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 3rd December 1914
Pte Sidney James Whittemore

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.

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Pte Sidney James Whittemore

Author: Deejaya

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