Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
2nd Lieutenant Charles Edward WHITWORTH
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The above photo is found on the Nottinghamshire County Council Roll of Honour website.
2nd Lieutenant Charles Edward WHITWORTH.
6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Arthur George and Clara Evelyn
Whitworth, of 409, Mansfield Rd., Nottingham. Mentioned in Despatches. Killed
22 August 1915. Aged 23.
Commemorated on Panel 55 to 58, HELLES MEMORIAL.
(From the Medal Rolls Index Card, 2nd Lieutenant Whitworth is shown as having died of wounds. The contact on this card is a Mrs W S Smart of 409 Mansfield Road.)
Further biographical details of Charles Edward Whitworth are found on the
County Council Roll of Honour website;-
Charles Edward Whitworth was the son of Arthur George, a solicitor, and Clara Evelyn [Sissie] Whitworth of 2 Clipstone Avenue and later 409 Mansfield Road (both Nottingham).
He was a lawyer called to the bar in 1914.
At the onset of war Charles Edward Whitworth joined the ranks of the Lincolnshire
Regiment in September 1914.
He was commissioned, joining the 6th Yorkshires in March 1915. Second Lieutenant Whitworth sailed with the battalion from Liverpool on Saturday 3rd July 1915 for the Dardenelles.
On 21st August Second Lieutenant Whitworth and the battalion were part of
a force designated to attack the Turkish positions on Scimitar Hill. At 3-30
pm the battalion advanced towards the enemy line some four hundred yards away
covering ground thick with bushes and cultivation but no cover, only shallow
drainage ditches. Whitworth was killed crossing this scrub land towards Scimitar
Hill on 22nd August 1915, aged 23. He has no known grave.
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