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12122   Private John Whitley
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 15/06/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 17
Summary      
John Whitley was the son of Eugene and Elizabeth Whitley nee Menagh. John was born in Moy, County Tyrone about 1897. The family lived Moy. Lizzie worked as a seamstress and Eugene as courthouse caretaker. John Whitley enlisted in Dungannon. Private John Whitley was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds in England on 1st July 1915, age 18. Private John Whitley is buried in the west part of Over Peover (St. Lawrence) Churchyard, Knutsford, Cheshire. There was a Red Cross auxiliary hospital in Over Peover in WW1, so it is presumed John Whitley was wounded or taken ill at Gallipoli or on the way there, was repatriated back to hospital in Cheshire where he then died.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Over Peover St Lawrence Churchyard
  Knutsford, Cheshire
Grave Ref: Grave in the west part
CWGC Casualty 2746734
Summary      
There are four Commonwealth War Graves in this cemetery. There was a Red Cross auxiliary hospital in Over Peover in WW1, so it is presumed John Whitley was wounded or taken ill at Gallipoli or on the way there, was repatriated back to hospital in Cheshire where he then died.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Moy War Memorial - WWI Moy
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Whitley family Lists John as age 3 living with the family at house 2 in Chapel St, Moy, Tyrone
2 1910 Ulster Towns Directory Whitley, Eugene, caretaker Courthouse
3 1911 Census lists John Whitley Lists John as age 13 living with his grandparents at house 2 in Chapel St, Moy, Tyrone
4 1911 Census lists Whitley family Does not list John as living with the family at house 9 in The Square, Moy, Tyrone
5 Forum discussion Discussion on why John Whitley is buried in Cheshire.
6 Forum discussion Discussion on the different Moy Whitleys
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of John Whitley's headstone can be purchased here.