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Born: 1893 Windhill
Died: 20 September, 1916
Buried: Serre Road Cemetery
Address: 10 Mossman Street, Windhill
Parents: Sarah
Siblings: Alice
Occupation: Dyer’s Association
Rank: Pte
Rolls of Honour: Christchurch, Windhill; Bradford Grammar School
Regiment: 8 West Yorkshire
Herbert Whitehead
Herbert Whitehead was born in Windhill c1893. His mother was Sarah who was already a widow by the time of the 1901 census when she, Herbert and his older sister Alice were living in Morley. Ten years later they were living at 24 Helen Street, Saltaire and Herbert, now 17, was working as a jobber in a worsted mill. On 27 October 1916, the Shipley Times & Express published the following article: Pte Herbert Whitehead of the Green Howards and the only son of Mrs
Whitehead of 10 Mossman Street, Windhill, was killed in action on September 20th. He was 23 years of age. Before the war he was employed by the Bradford Dyers’ Association in their factory in Canal Road, Shipley. The deceased’s platoon commander, Lieut, R F Wilson, wrote to Mrs Whitehead as follows: “I deeply regret to have to inform you that your son, Pte W (sic) Whitehead was killed in the performance of his duty by the
concussion of a shell burst. “His death was absolutely instantaneous and without pain. “I wish to tell you how greatly your son’s death is regretted by all his comrades and by myself personally, in whose platoon he was. “I assure you that you have all our deepest sympathy in your terrible bereavement. We have all experienced a sense of personal loss at the death of so brave a comrade.”
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