1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
01/07/1915 (Died of Wounds)
John Whitley was the oldest son of Eugene and Elizabeth Whitley. He was born on 11th December 1897 in Moy, County Tyrone. He was the second of nine known children. his father was caretaker of the Courthouse. They lived in Chapel Street, Moy. Private Whitley He arrived in the Balkans with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 30th April 1915. Private Whitley was seriously wounded at the Dardanelles and was evacuated to a hospital at Colshall Hall in Over Peover, Knutsford. He died of wounds in England on 1st July 1915, age 17.
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.