Private 10784 Benjamin Whitehouse

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Killed in Action Gallipoli on Sunday, 22nd August 1915, age 29.
Commemorated on Panel 171 and 173 of Helles Memorial, Turkey.

6th Bn., York & Lancaster Regiment. 32nd Brigade of 11th Division.

Son of Thomas Whitehouse; husband of Drucilla Whitehouse, of 13, Maltby St., Denaby Main, Rotherham.
Born: Burnt Tree, Enlisted: Denaby, Yorks, Resident: Denaby, Yorks..

First landed Balkans, 2nd July 1915.
Medal entitlement: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives survived, not yet transcribed.

Not commemorated on any Tipton memorial.
Commemorated here because identified as Tipton on 'Soldiers Died in the Great War'.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/684342/

Genealogical Data

1901 Census
1 Coneygree Road, Tipton, Staffs.
Thomas Whitehouse (46, Furnace Labourer, born Tipton), his wife Sarah (43, born Dudley), and their 5 children: Joseph (22, Cinder Labourer, born Tipton), Benjamin (18, Brickyard Labourer, born Tipton), Annie (13, born Tipton), Emma (11, born Tipton), and Thomas (7, born Tipton).

1911 Census
88 Cliff View, Denaby, Yorkshire.
Benjamin Whitehouse (28, Coal Miner - Hewer, born Tipton), his wife Priscilla (26, born Sedgley), and their 3 surviving children of 4: Horace (23, born Burnt Tree, Tipton), Evelyn (2, born Denaby), and Lily (6 months, born Denaby).

Personal Data

Still to be transcribed. Contact me if required.

Action resulting in his death

Still to be researched. Contact me if required.

Newspaper Cuttings

Tipton Herald October 9th 1915
Private Ben Whitehouse is the second of a Dudley Port family to give his life for his King and Country. His brother, Thomas Whitehouse, was killed in action in France during the latter part of last year.
Benjamin enlisted in the York and Lancaster Regiment at the outbreak of the war, and his widow has recently received official intimation of his death while serving in the Dardanelles, on August 22nd. Private Whitehouse leaves three children.