Roll of Honour of the 710 men of Hyde who fell in WW1
Allan James WHARAM
Private 3204 Allan James WHARAM of 9th Bn., Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
Died of Illness Wednesday 14th April 1915, Craigleith Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland, age 19
|Of:||19 Henry Street, Hyde, Cheshire|
|Born:||1896, Hyde, Cheshire|
|Parents:||Ann Wharam and William Allan Wharam of 27 Union Street, Hyde, Cheshire|
|Occupation:||Carpenter, Cabinet Maker|
|He enlisted in:||Manchester, Lancashire|
|Remembered on:||Gee Cross (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Cheshire, South 22. 956|
|Link with Hyde:||Born in Hyde|
It is a particularly sad and heavy blow to his grandparents, with whom he had been brought up, and for years he had been a grateful help to his grandfather, our old and worthy friend, Mr W. Wharam, in the business of cabinet maker and undertaker.
The body was brought from Edinburgh to Hyde, arriving last Friday morning.
An impressive feature of the funeral, which took place on Monday afternoon at Holy Trinity Church, Gee Cross, was the attendance of a number of local soldiers, to show their respect to the late Private Alan Wharam, who had given himself to his King and Country. These soldiers walked in front of the carriage, and among them were several who have been at the front and are invalided home. Both in the church and at the graveside, the service was conducted by the Rev. J. P. Richmond vicar of Holy Trinity. The coffin was borne into the sacred edifice, and thence to the grave by a contingent of the military. It was of polished oak, with silver fittings, and the breastplate bore the inscription: - Alan James Wharam, Died April 13th 1915, Aged 19 years.
Many very nice floral tokens were placed upon the grave. We understand that Mr. And Mrs Wharam have received numerous messages of sympathy and condolence, including one from the King and Queen.
North Cheshire Herald, April 24th 1915, Page 8, Column 3.
Additional: Newspaper Report States: Died April 13th 1915, where as the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Says Died April 14th 1915.
In the Cenotaph Unveiling Booklet he is named as Alan Wharam of the Royal Highlanders Regiment.