Born: 1899, Regent’s Park, London.

Baptised: 24th July 1899, at St. Mark’s Church, Regent’s Park, Middlesex. Parents: Annie & John Westhorp – an Architect.

Died: 30th May 1918; age: 18; KiA at the Battle of Marne.

Enlistment Location: Lewisham, London. Joined the London regiment in July 1917, and volunteered for France in March, 1918, where he was attached to the Gloucestershire Regiment.


Rank: Private/Rifleman; Service Number: 44666.

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment, 8th Battalion, Civil Service Rifles.

Formerly 537003, London Regiment.


Memorial Reference:

Soissons Memorial,






1901   13, Regent’s Park Road, London.


John was a year old and living with his parents & sister.

John White Westhorp, 33, an Architect, born Regent’s Park, London.

Annie Westhorp (nee Wilding), 29, born Ipswich.

Gladys Mary Westhorp, 7, born Bloomsbury, London.

1 nurse.

1 cook.


1911   ‘Homedale’ Benhill Avenue, Sutton, Surrey.


John was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John, 43, an Architect – employer.

Annie, 39.

Gladys, 17.

Richard Francis Westhorp, 7, born Regent’s Park. London.

Sterling George Westhorp, 2, born Sutton, Surrey.

1 general domestic servant.

1 nurse.


John’s father, John White Westhorp was a First-class cricketer, active 1893 – 1894, playing for Middlesex.


Ipswich School Magazine November 1918.

John was educated at Ipswich School – entered September 1914 and placed in the III Form – left Easter 1916. A member of the School O.T.C. He won his 1st XI. Colours for Football in 1914, and was Vice-Captain of the XI., 1915-1916. He also played for 1st XI. Cricket, 1915 obtaining his 2nd XI. Colours.

John’s paternal Great Uncle Sterling Westhorp was Mayor of Ipswich 1884 – 1885.


Soldiers’ Effects to John White Westhorp – father.


John is remembered on the Chapel war memorial at Ipswich School.

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