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1885 - 1916

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1887 - 1916

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1894 - 1916

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1897 - 1916

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1883 - 1918
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Pte 235337 Hiram Whitehead

  • Age: 23
  • From: Oldham, Lancs
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 20th Btn
  • K.I.A Thursday 2nd August 1917
  • Commemorated at: Menin Gate Memorial
    Panel Ref: Panel 4 & 6

Hiram Whitehead was born 11th July 1894 in Oldham and was the son of William and Martha Ann Whitehead. He was educated at St Luke's Church of England School, Oldham. After the death of her husband William, Martha Ann married Thomas Stanley a widower on the 21st February 1906 at St Matthew’s Church, Chadderton.

The 1911 Census shows the family living at 118 Cowhill, Chadderton.  

His mother has now remarried and is aged 44 and living with her husband Thomas Stanley aged 44, born 1867 a cotton spinner who was born in Prescot. They have been married for five years and have five children, Harry Stanley aged 20, born 1891 occupation cotton mule piecer, Lizzie Stanley aged 18 born 1893 cardroom hand frame tenter, John William Whitehead (stepson) aged 20 born 1891 cotton mule piecer, Hiram Whitehead (stepson) aged 16, born 1895 is a comber fitter and Frank Whitehead (stepson) aged 14, born 1897 is also a cotton mule piecer.

He enlisted in Oldham and was formerly 242851, East Yorkshire Regiment and serving in the 20th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Corporal No 235337 when he died of wounds on the 2ndt August, 1917 aged 23 during the Third Battle of Ypres.


He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium.

We currently have no further information on Hiram Whitehead, If you have or know someone who may be able to add to the history of this soldier, please contact us.

Educational records show Hiram was born in 1894 and the Census records hold the year 1895.

Killed On This Day.

(102 Years this day)
Saturday 10th August 1918.
Lance Corporal 30546 Charles Harold Fairclough
33 years old