FREDERICK JOHN WHITING

 

Born: 10th January 1893, Westerfield, Suffolk.

Died: 12th May 1915; age 21; Military Hospital, Saxmundham, from injuries received through an armoured car, while cycling out with his company near Saxmundham.

Enlisted Date: 20th March 1912.

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 6th Battalion – Cyclists.

 

Grave Reference:IMG_6717

G.I.13.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John & Margaret Whiting, of 73, Surrey Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   Knights Dales, Ipswich.

 

Frederick was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John Whiting, 34, a General Carter, born Bruisyard, Suffolk.

Margaret Cecilia Whiting (nee Davis), 32, born Claydon, Suffolk.

Annie Whiting, 13, born Baylham, Suffolk.

William Whiting, 10, born Westerfield, Suffolk.

 

1911   20, Qualding Street, Ipswich.

 

Frederick was 18 years old, a Nursery Man Assistant. He was living with his parents & brother.

John. 44, a Horseman for Corporation.

Margaret, 42.

William, 20, Delivers Milk.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to John Whiting – father.

 

6th SUFFOLK’S FUNERAL AT IPSWICH

The funeral of Lance-Corporal Frederick J. Whiting, of the 6th (Cyclists) Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, who died at the Military Hospital, Saxmundham, on Tuesday in last week, the result of an accident, took place at the Ipswich Cemetery on Saturday, deceased being accorded full military honours. After the funeral service, which was fully choral, had been conducted in All Saints’ Church by the Rev. S.W. Key, the coffin, borne on a gun carriage drawn by six horses supplied by the 6th Battery R.F.A., a firing party of 12, with two N.C.O.’s and a bugler, preceded the coffin to the place of burial, whilst about 120 of deceased’s comrades, under Capt. Pythes and Lieut. Churchman, followed behind, in addition to deceased’s father, mother, sister, brother, and near relatives. Sergt. Palmer, A.S.C., and Corpl. Chapman, R.A.M.C., were also present. On arrival at the graveside the committal service was read by the Rev. S.W. Key, chaplain to the battalion, after which the usual three volleys were fired and the bugler sounded the “Last Post.”

Among the floral tributes, which were numerous and beautiful, was a wreath from Lieut.-Col. Pretty and the officers of the 6th (Cyclist) Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, another from the Officers, N.C.O.’s and men of the battalion, and a magnificent cross from the R.N.A.A.S., No. 3 Squadron, Lowestoft. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Hastings and Sons.

 

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