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Private Harry Whitney

40097 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment

Pte Whitney
Pte H Whitney
The Argus Newspaper
Son of Mr Charles A and Mrs Fanny Whitney

Aged 18 years

Died 31st October 1916

Commemorated at St Pierre Cemetery, Amiens
gravestone in Rushden Cemetery Grave III. E.1.
And in Rushden Cemetery
Grave E.1444

Born at Rushden, enlisted at Northampton.
The Rushden Echo Friday 10 November 1916, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Rushden Soldier Dead - Pte Harry Whitney - Succumbs to Illness - Contacted in the Trenches

Much sympathy will be felt throughout the town for Mr and Mrs C A Whitney, of 17 Alfred-street, Rushden, who have received official news that their only son, Pte Harry Whitney, of the Northants Regt, has died in the New Zealand Hospital, Amiens, France, from an illness contracted in the trenches.

The deceased soldier, who was 18 years of age, only went to the front at the end of August this year. He enlisted on November, 14th, 1914, when but 16 years of age, and up to the time of his enlistment was a member of the 1st Rushden Troop of Boy Scouts. He was employed by Messrs. Wm Green and Sons. As a lad he passed through the Sunday School of the Wellingborough-road Mission.

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