Sapper Archibald George Whitelock

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

13 Jun 1919

Media files and documents

War time / or Pre War occupation

Car firm worker

Service Number

1192, 523029, 1492

Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

38 Rothesay Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death

United Kingdom

Grave Location

Plot 7978
Rothesay Road
United Kingdom

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 19th June 1919

Archibald George Whitelock was born in Canning Town, London in 1886, 1 of 9 children born to William & Elizabeth.

On 9th September 1914 whilst living at 91 Ridgeway Road, Luton, Archibald enlisted into the Royal Engineers (523029) as an electrician. He took his electricians' test with the Biscot Road works for Commercial Cars. He later worked for Vauxhall Motors.

In April 1915 he married Helen A Stone in Luton.

On 28th July, 1915, just three months after his wedding, Archibald was sent with the British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force to Gallipoli, where he was wounded in the right thigh, and Egypt, where the desert sand set up lung problems to which he ultimately succumbed.

After recovering from his Gallipoli injury, Archibald had remained in the Royal Engineers doing odd jobs & also spent time as a cook. On 15th August 1918 he once again spent time in the general hospital in Alexandria, Egypt, before returning to England on 13th October. He was discharged from the Army to 38 Rothesay Road on 1st November 1918, just 10 days before the Armistice.

Archibald died on 13th June 1919, and is buried in the cemetery on Rothesay Road. He is commemorated on the Luton War Memorial/Luton Roll of Honour.

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Author: KarenC

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