John (Jack) Thomas Whittern

Memorial: Horton - St James the Elder Church

Regiment: Royal Hampshire Regiment

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 28708

Parents: William and Ann Whittern

Home address: Horton, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Footman at Horton Hall

Date of birth: 12/04/1899

Place of birth: Horton, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol

Date of death: 21/08/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium

Age: 19

Further information:

John (known as Jack) Thomas Whittern was born on 12 April 1899 in Horton. He was the son of William and Ann Whittern and brother to Ernest, Dorothy (Dolly), Richard, Alfred and Harvey. William Whittard was born in Caerwent and he worked as a general labourer. Jack was a footman at Horton Hall.

Jack enlisted in Bristol and joined the 15th Battalion of the Royal Hampshire Regiment. Jack was Killed in Action on 21st August 1918 at the age of 19. He is buried in the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery in Belgium.

John Thomas Whittard is remembered on the Chipping Sodbury and District War Memorial Cottage Hospital board, now at Yate and District Heritage Centre under Hillesley.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Yate and District Heritage Centre and Forces War Records