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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 26366 Albert Whittle


  • Age: 20
  • From: Astley, Lancashire
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 18th Btn
  • K.I.A Friday 15th September 1916
  • Commemorated at: Bernafay Wood Brit Cem
    Panel Ref: M.46

Albert Whittle was born in 1895 in Astley, Lancashire and resided in Leigh.

The 1901 Census shows the family living at 10 Ditchfield Street, Leigh.  His mother, whose name is not recorded on the census,  is a widow aged 40, born 1861in Dukinfield, Cheshire  with no occupation listed. She is living with her five children, Joseph aged 14, born 1887 occupation cotton reeler who also born in Dukinfield, Martha aged 9, born 1892, John H aged 7, born 1894, Albert aged 5, and Beatrice aged 1, born 1900.

He enlisted in Leigh and he was serving in the 18th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 26366 when he was killed in action on the 15th September, 1916 aged 20 during the Somme offensive.

He now rests at Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, France.

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Killed On This Day.

(103 Years this day)
Thursday 19th September 1918.
Pte 88128 John William Rimmer
33 years old