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William James Whitton

William James Whitton

Male 1896 - 1916  (20 years)

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  • Name William James Whitton 
    Born 16 Mar 1896  10 Hazlebank Terrace, St George, Edinburgh ref 685-1-520 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Jun 1916  Rouen France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3568  Whitton
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 

    Father James Malcolm Whitton,   b. 20 Jul 1868, Dundee 282-4-877 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1940, 37 Hailes Gardens, Colinton registered Haymarket ref 685/1-516 Cremated Warriston Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Euphhemia Forret Black,   b. 1871, Cupar, Fife Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1951, 37 Hailes Gardens, Edinburgh Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 4 Jul 1895  Royal Hotel, St Mary, Dundee 282-2-1247 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1155  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • at 1901 census at Almondbank terrace, St George, Edinburgh ref 685-1-161-008
      at 1911 census at Almondbank Terrace, Morningside Edinburgh reference 685/06-073/00-0013 Phemie Whitten
      address at enlistment 1914 2 Shandon Street, Edinburgh an Appentice Mechanical Engineer
      Private 20129 "A" Coy 15th Bn., Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) died on 30th June 1916
      Commorated at St Server Cemetery, Rouen , Seine-Maritime, France
      Grave Reference / Panel Number A.20.51
      Surname WHITTON
      Firstname William
      Service number 20129
      Date of death 30/06/1916
      Decoration
      Place of birth Edinburgh
      Other 15th Bn.
      SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
      Rank Pte
      Theatre of death F.& F.

      3 km South of Rouen Cathedral
      During the 1914-18 war British camps and hospitals were placed around the southern outskirts of the city. A base supply depot and the 3rd echelon of GHQ were established at Rouen. The majority of dead from the hospitals at Rouen were taken to St Server.
      St Michaels Church, Edinburgh records (photo on line)
      William James Whitton was born in 1896. He attended George Heriot's School from 1904-1911.
      He was a Staff-Sergeant in the St Michael's Boys' Brigade, and held cetificates for Ambulance Work. He became an Apprentice Engineer in the West End Engine Works, Dundee Street.

      He served in the 15th Royal Scots, September 1914, and was in France, January 1916. He died in hospital on 30th June 1916 of wounds received in action two days previously.
      He was the son of Mr James Malcolm and Mrs Euphemia Whitton, 2 Shandon Street.
      He died at the age of 20 and is on the WW1 memorial at St Michael's Church.