Laurie Stonecliffe Whitney.

Laurie Stonecliffe Whitney is buried in the Meeks cemetery at Chatteris, Cambridgeshire.

 

Laurie Stonecliffe Whitney - 1/1st Hunts Cyclist - 'A' company - came from 4 Station Road, Chatteris, Cambs.   Born Bury, Huntingdonshire on 4th October 1892 - enlisted in HCB before 10/1915 at Huntingdon H Q. Then was to serve as No. 290018 in the 1st Bedford Regiment.  Died of galloping consumption on the 11/7/1917 at Scarborough, Yorkshire - whilst serving with the HCB.

Buried in Meeks cemetery at Chatteris, Cambridgeshire.

He had a Brother Charles William or William Charles, and one reference indicates that he also may have been in the HCB, but there is no evidence of this.  He had a daughter Rosemary.  He was down for a commission when he contracted measles, then contracted Pleurisy and "galloping consumption", his wife Emma was his first cousin.  After his death she and her daughter emigrated to Australia."   He was a railway worker for G. E. railway. His parents were Charles William Whitney and Mary Elizabeth who lived at Ann 4 Station Road Chatteris Cambs. 

His wife, Mary Elizabeth is noted as living at 107 Argyle Road Ealing Middlesex. 

Local newspaper entries indicate that by 17th October 1914 Corporal L. S. Whitney had been promoted to the rank of Sergeant at the time it was indicated that he was serving in A Company.

He is remembered on the Chatteris War Memorial.

From a local newspaper dated 28/7/17 = Co. Q.M.S., Laurie Stonecliffe Whitney, Hunts. Cyclists, of Chatteris, died in the military hospital at Scarborough on July 11th.
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Chatteris war memorial.

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09/04/2012

. . Martyn Smith