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Soldiers of the Regiment

Private Albert Whitham

Private Albert Whitham, number 3459185, of the 7th Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment died whilst serving in India of small pox on 9th April 1943 at the age of 30 years.  He was the son of Samuel and Susannah Whitham of Todmorden, Lancashire, and husband of Marion Whitham also of Todmorden.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery.  It would appear that his brother also served in the King's Own Royal Regiment, Private Sydney Whitham, number 3459186 appears in the museum's records.  Both men originally enlisted into the Lancashire Fusiliers.

These photographs record his funeral and his grave.


The funeral of Private Albert Whitham, number 3459185, 7th Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment who died in India as a result of small-pox on 9th April 1943.
Accession Number KO2343/139


The funeral of Private Albert Whitham, number 3459185, 7th Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment who died in India as a result of small-pox on 9th April 1943.
Accession Number KO2343/140


The funeral of Private Albert Whitham, number 3459185, 7th Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment who died in India as a result of small-pox on 9th April 1943.
Accession Number KO2343/141


The funeral of Private Albert Whitham, number 3459185, 7th Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment who died in India as a result of small-pox on 9th April 1943.
Accession Number KO2343/142


The funeral of Private Albert Whitham, number 3459185, 7th Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment who died in India as a result of small-pox on 9th April 1943.
Accession Number KO2343/143


The funeral of Private Albert Whitham, number 3459185, 7th Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment who died in India as a result of small-pox on 9th April 1943.
Accession Number KO2343/144


Grave of Private Albert Whitham, number 3459185, 7th Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment who died in India as a result of small-pox on 9th April 1943.
Accession Number KO2343/145

 

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