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Roll of Honour of the 710 men of Hyde who fell in WW1

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Charles Percy WHEWAY

Private 31458 Charles Percy WHEWAY
8th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment

Killed in Action,   Sunday 1st October 1916,   the Somme, France,   age 26

Home address:28 Maple Street, Cheetham, Manchester, Lancashire
Born:1890, Charlton, Lancashire
Parents:Emily Anne Wheway and Charles Cooper Wheway
28 Maple Street, Cheetham, Manchester, Lancashire
Marital status:Married to Florence Iris Wheway (née Hunt)
35 Maskell Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester
Occupation:Paper Ruler
Enlisted:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France,
pier 7.
Link to Hyde:Enlisted in Hyde

From the National Roll of the Great War 1914 - 1918:

Wheway, C. P., Private, South Lancashire Regt.. He joined in February 1916, and after a period of training, was sent to the Western Front in the following September. After only eight days' active service, he died gloriously on the field of Battle on the Somme on October 1st 1916. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals. "He died the noblest death a man may die, fighting for God and right and liberty".