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Name: William Whitehall

Burial Number: 0600

Gender: Male

Occupation: Private in Royal Marine Artillery;

Born: 6/9/1883

Died: 8/3/1910

Buried: 11/03/1910


William was the son of Charles Henry Whitehall, a coffee house proprietor, and his wife, Catherine Anne, née Vernall. He joined the Royal Marine Artillery as a Private, service number 9486, at the naval base at Eastney, Hampshire, on 7 March 1901, aged 17 ½ , which means he was under age by six months. His service record describes him as having a fresh complexion, brown hair and blue eyes and no marks, wounds or ‘hurts’. His height was 5’ 6 ½ “. By the time he left the Service he had grown 1 ½ “. Until 5 October 1902 he trained at RM ‘Arty’, a shore-based establishment, often known as a ‘stone frigate’. For the next couple of months he was at sea on HMS ‘Nile’, a Trafalgar class battleship which had taken part in the Spithead Review for the coronation of King Edward VII on 16 August 1902. William’s next ship was HMS ‘Royal Oak’, a Royal Sovereign class battleship, until November 1904 and then he went back to RM ‘Arty’ until early June 1905. He spent the next 3 months on board HMS ‘Revenge’, another Royal Sovereign class battleship, before a further period of on-shore training. Between January and the end of April 1906 he served on HMS ‘Victorious’, the second flagship of the Channel Fleet, and then from 27 April until the end of October 1906 aboard HMS ‘Magnificent’. After more on-shore training he served on HMS ‘Glory’, his last ship. Throughout his time in the Royal Marine Artillery his conduct and ability were consistently ‘good’ or ‘very good’. In June 1908 he was invalided out of the Service because he had contracted tuberculosis. When he died on 8 March 1910, his death certificate gave the cause as pulmonary tuberculosis, which he had had for 2 years.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 4 Plot: 2

Exact Location (what3words): bake.apply.retail

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In loving memory of Charles Henry Whitehall who died October 5th 1908 aged 57 years. "Not gone from memory nor from love, but gone to our Father's home above" Also of John Verral Whitehall who died in South Africa August 16th 1905 aged 22years. Also of William Charles Whitehall died March 8th 1910 aged 25 years.

Further Information


Name: William Charles Whitehall

Gender: Male

Born: 6/9/1883

Town: Malvern

County: Worcestershire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

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Information at Death

Date of Death: 8/3/1910

Cause of death: Tuberculosis

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


21, Adelaide Street, Aston, Birmingham
Charles H Whitehall, 39, head, coffee house proprietor; Catherine Whitehall, 36, Whitehall, wife; John N Whitehall, 8, son, scholar; William C Whitehall, 6 (sic), scholar; Lenwine R Newman, 55, lodger, saddle tree maker; Robert Perry, 58, lodger, tool maker; William Mee, 35, lodger, tailor;

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