Whittingham, H S
HAROLD SEYMOUR WHITTINGHAM
Remembered with honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial: Panel 52.
He enlisted at Harrow Road, London, and was posted to the 1/4th (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers); he was formerly Private 3214 3rd London Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 24 August 1915, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Harold’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of John and Elizabeth Ann (nee ROBINSON) WHITTINGHAM of Watford.
His parents married 1894 in the Watford district. John died 1932 in the Nantwich, Chesh, district aged 67; Elizabeth died 4 October 1938 in Nantwich aged 77.
Harold was born 27 April 1897 in Watford, and attended first Callow Land Infants’ School, Watford; then Callowland Board School from 11 January 1904 to 19 May 1911. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 3 he lived in Watford, with his parents and no siblings. On the 1911 Census, at school aged 13, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling.
Unit3rd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), attached 2nd/4th (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)
Date of death21/09/1917
Age at death20
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)