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Allan James WHARAM

Private 3204 Allan James WHARAM
9th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)

Died of Illness,   Wednesday 14th April 1915,   Craigleith Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland,   age 19

Home address:19 Henry Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1896, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Ann Wharam and William Allan Wharam
27 Union Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Carpenter, Cabinet Maker
Enlisted:Manchester, Lancashire
Remembered:Holy Trinity Churchyard, Gee Cross, Cheshire,
plot south 22, grave 956.
Link to Hyde:Born in Hyde

From the North Cheshire Herald, 24th April 1915, page 8, column 3:

The Late Pte. Alan Wharam: Soldiers in Attendance at the Funeral
A great many people in Hyde would read with regret a notice in the “Herald” last week, of the death of Private Alan Wharam, son of Mr William Wharam, Travis-Street, Hyde, and grandson of a well-known and esteemed townsman, Mr. Wm. Wharam, of Henry Street. Private Alan Wharam was only nineteen years of age. It is only two or three weeks since he enlisted in the 9th Royal Scottish Highlanders. He immediately went into training at Edinburgh, but very shortly afterwards was taken ill, and pneumonia supervened, with the result that he passed away on Tuesday, the 13th inst., to the regret of his comrades in the regiment, and the deep sorrow of the relatives.

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.

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.