ALBERT ERNEST WHITING

 

 

Born: 1877, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Died: 10th August 1922; age 45; at Ipswich. Served 21 years & 81 days.

Residence: 5, Barrack Lane, Ipswich.

Enlistment: Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk; Date: 10th June 1895; age: 18 years & 3 months; Occupation: Labourer; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 4 8/10ins, fresh complexion, blue eyes & brown hair. Tattoo A.F. on left forearm.

Date of Entry Therein: 19th October 1915 – France.

 

Service:

Promoted to Corpl. 7th September 1904

Posted to Corporal – 15th October 1904

Posted – Lance Sergeant – 12th September 1911

Paid – Lance Sergeant – 28th November 1911

Appt. Acting Sergeant – 11th February 1915 – with pay.

France – 19th October 1915 – 4th February 1916

Embarked: 19th October 1915

Joined Battalion: 2nd December 1915.

Wounded 17th January 1916 – Grenade wounds to both legs.

Calais – 23rd January 1916 to England H.S.’Brighten’ 4th February 1916.

Home: 5th February 1916 – 29th August 1916.

 

Discharged: Grenade wounds to both legs – 29th August 1916.

 

Rank: Lance Sergeant; Service Number: 4224

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 3rd Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

N.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

Census

1881   7, Bridewell Lane, Finsbury Place, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

 

Albert was 4 years old and living with his father & siblings.

Frederick Whiting, 38, born Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Amelia Jane Whiting, 11, born Bury St. Edmunds.

Kate Elizabeth Whiting, 9, born Bury St. Edmunds.

Frederick William Whiting, 7, born Bury St. Edmunds.

William Edward Whiting, 5, born Bury St. Edmunds.

 

In 1881 Albert’s mother, Mary Phoebe Whiting (nee Banham), was visiting her mother – Naomi Banham, 64, a widow, born Bury St. Edmunds at her home – 4, Almshouses, Bury St. Edmunds.

 

1911   Aldershot, Surrey.

 

Albert was 34 years old, he was married & a Soldier ranked Lance Sergeant in the Infantry, 2nd Suffolk Regiment.

 

In 1911, Albert’s family were living at Maida Barracks Part Area 8, Stanhope Lines, Aldershot, Surrey.

 

On the 27th December 1906, Woolwich Register Office, Kent, Albert married Elizabeth Wilkins, born 1872, Tiverton, Devon.

They had 2 daughters:

Violet Beatrice Valentine Whiting, born 14th February 1907, Woolwich, Kent.

Amy Lilian Whiting, born 1909, Parkhurst, Isle of Wight.

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