Unexamined Lives

The story of the 20th century as lived by residents in the Derbyshire village of Borrowash

Wheatley, William Richard

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Rank: Private
Service No: 19132
Date of Death: 08/08/1916
Age: 26
Regiment/Service: Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), 9th Bn.
Panel Reference: Bay 7.
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. S. A. Wheatley, of Church St., Ockbrook, Derby.

Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919

Name: William Richard Wheatley
Birth Place: Ockbrook, Derbyshire
Residence: Ockbrook, Derbyshire
Death Date: 08-Aug-16
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Derby
Rank: Private
Regiment: Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
Battalion: 9th Battalion
Number: 19132
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

One Response to Wheatley, William Richard

  1. Avatar Chris Wheatley says:

    I am in the process of researching my ansesters from Ockbrook. William also has a memorial plaque in the Moravian church. His brother (my Grandfather) was John Henry Wheatley 1888-1961. Both William and John went to the war together, but William never returned. John was gassed and discharged from service 14/12/1917. At that time the family lived in a old cottage in church street. Now demolished. History has shown that my Grandfather John Henry lived on the ridings until he passed away 1961. There are 10 Wheatley’s buried in the Moravian church, not all related. If any one has any more information please contact me.
    Chris Wheatley

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