Whiting, E J
EDWIN/EDWARD JOSEPH (JOE) WHITING
Remembered with honour Pieta Military Cemetery: Plot D, Row VI, Grave 6.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 5 November 1914, and died at the Hospital, Malta, after a bad spell of enteritis and dysentery resulting from service in Egypt. Unfortunately, Joe’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a photograph with caption in the Watford Illustrated dated 4 December 1915.
Son of Edwin and the late Alice (nee ROBERTS) WHITING of Watford.
His parents married 25 December 1874 at St Leonard’s, Heath and Reach, Beds. Alice died 1899 in Watford aged 45, and was buried 26 April in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford. Edwin died 19 April 1924 in Watford aged 73, and was buried 24 April, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Joe was born 1889 in Heath and Reach, and baptised 25 August 1889 at St Leonard’s, Heath and Reach. He resided in Watford, and worked as a clerk for the London and North Western Railway.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1891 Census, aged 2 he lived in Heath and Reach with his parents and six siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 12 he lived in Watford, with his widowed father and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a railway clerk aged 22, he still lived in Watford, with his widowed father and one sibling.
Date of death14/11/1915
Age at death26
Place of death
NotesListed as WHITING J on the Christ Church Memorial
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