John Frederick Whitby

WWI Roll of Honour

by Lynette Wray

John Frederick Whitby

         

Military History:        

 

Regiment:                              
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Rank:                                     
Private

Service Number:                    
51445

Date of Enlisting:                            

Date of death:                        
30.11.1917

 

Cemetery/ Memorial:            
Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

UK Cemetery/Memorial:      
No memorial known

 

John was a private with the 8th Battalion of the City of London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers).  He served in the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders and was killed in action on 30th November 1917.

John was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal. 

He is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.

 

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:               
3rd quarter 1882

Birth Place:                            
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    
Wood Green, Middlesex

Marriage:                     
3rd quarter 1903

 

John was the sixth son of Sidney and Jane (nee Worboys) Whitby.  He was born at Slip Inn, Ashwell, Hertfordshire but moved to Middlesex in his early teens so it is possible he was a pupil of the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.

John married Annie Collins in the 3rd quarter of 1903 and they had at least two children, John Frederick and Arthur Thomas, both born in Finsbury Park, Middlesex.

 

Commentary:

 

Name:

John Frederick Whitby

Birth Place:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:

Wood Green, Middlesex

Death Date:

30.11.1917

Enlistment Place:

 

Rank:

Private

Regiment:

Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Battalion:

8th Battalion

Regimental Number:        

51445

Type of Casualty:

Killed in Action

Theatre of War:

Western Europe, France and Flanders

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