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Whittle, T J d'A



Mont l'Abbe New Cemetery, Jersey

Mont l'Abbe New Cemetery, Jersey

 

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Saturday 16 September 1916

More Casualties in the Royal Irish Rifles. The list of casualties in the Jersey Contingent which we have published during the last few days and from names which still continue to come through show that the gallant Jerseys were in the thick of the fighting n the Great Push. Company Sergeant Major T J D Whittle of the Royal Irish Rifles is reported wounded. This NCO is another of the Jerseys who has been mentioned for bravery and has received a Parchment signed by the Divisional Commander.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 31 October 1918

Death of ex-Sergeant Whittle. One of the original members of the Jersey contingent passed away last evening about 6 o'clock in the person of ex-Sergeant T J D Whittle of Pomona Road. Discharged from the Army some time ago as a result of severe wounds received in action, the deceased had since been employed as a clerk at the Jersey Weighbridge, where his unfailing courtesy made him popular with all. He was a former member of the St Marks Company Boys Brigade and was a prominent and highly esteemed member of the Jersey Musical Union. To the widow and her two children we offer our sincere condolences.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate


Accepted for commemoration by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in June 2011


John d'Autreau Whittle

Company Sergeant Major Thomas John d'Autreau Whittle
7th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles
31/10/1918

(Picture courtesy of Vic Geary)

Elder son of the late Thomas J & Fanny Whittle of St Helier. Husband of Elsie May Whittle (nee Newman) of 17 Pomona Road. St Helier, Jersey.

Died from influenza/pneumonia at his home, aged 31 years.

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 1 November 1918