EDWARD WHEATLEY 1882–1916
Brother of Thomas Wheatley
Born 1882, Bassingfield, Notts
Baptised 17th September 1882, St Edmund’s Church, Holme Pierrepont. Mother’s name given as Marianne
Married 1915 to Ada Elizabeth King of Osgathorpe, Loughborough
Died of typhoid fever, 22nd September 1916, Salonika. Age 34.
Buried at Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Salonika, Greece. Grave reference 446.
He is not commemorated on Radcliffe on Trent Memorial or on Holme Pierrepont Memorial.
Age eight, at school living with father Henry 49, a blacksmith, mother Mary Ann, 43, and seven siblings: sisters Ellen 19 (no occupation), Emma 13, Alice 6, both at school and Ethel 4, brothers Frederick 17, a blacksmith’s apprentice, Thomas 15, employed as a farm labourer and Albert 10, at school. The family was living on Holme Lane, Holme Pierrepont.
Age eighteen, was a boarder at Warp Mill, Linby, Notts living with Ralph Mills 75, Sarah Mills 71, Lucy Morley, their granddaughter age 13 and another boarder William Whitehead. He was working as a groom (domestic).
His occupation in the census was given as motor driver, domestic servant and address was Serlby Hall, Bawtry, Nottinghamshire, the home of George Vere Monckton–Arundell, 8th Viscount Galway (1882-1943),. The house had 45 rooms.
Henry Wheatley, Edward’s father 69, was now a widower, still working as a blacksmith and living with his daughter Ethel 24, housekeeper, on Holme Lane in the parish of Radcliffe on Trent. His brother Thomas, who also fought in the war as a member of the Army Service Corps, was living with his wife and children in Radcliffe on Trent and working as a blacksmith.
Service number: M2/082061
Military Unit: Royal Army Service Corps, 619th Mechanical Transport Company.
Theatre of War: Balkans, date of entry unknown.
Died of typhoid fever, 22 September 1916, Salonika. Cause of death, perforated ulcer, general peritonitis
Medals Awarded: British War and Victory
His widow Ada Elizabeth was awarded a pension of 13 shillings 9d (69p) from 16.4.1917. Home address Osgathorpe, Loughborough, Leics.
Serlby Hall, where Edward Wheatley was probably working in 1911, became an auxiliary military hospital in WWI and a prisoner of war camp in WWII.
Wheatley’s widow, Ada, an assistant school teacher, continued living in Osgathorpe, near Loughborough and married Fred Osborn in Ashby de la Zouch in 1946.
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Born and lived in the parish of Radcliffe on Trent.
Salonica (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery