Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
31 Jul 1917
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
Soldier or Civilian
William Whittaker was the eldest son of George and Fanny Whittaker. He was brother to Joesph, Polly, Sarah, James, Herbert and Samuel Whittaker; and half brother to Richard Leech.
William was from Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire, and served in the Army Veterinary Corps at the North Midland Veterinary Hospital. Luton.
Whilst serving, he became ill and was admitted to Wardown V.A.D. Hospital. It was whilst in hospital that William tragically died of bronchial-pneumonia and heart failure, on the 31st July 1917. Nurse Hilda Mayles was present with him at the time of his death.
Thanks to his relative H. Wilson for sharing this information.