Roll of Honour of the 710 men of Hyde who fell in WW1
Private 3243 Harry WHITTAKER of 2nd / 6th Bn., Cheshire Regiment,
Died of Illness Thursday 9th December 1915, Bedford, Bedfordshire, age 15
|Of:||9 Spring Bank Street, Hyde, Cheshire|
|Born:||1900, Hyde, Cheshire|
|Parents:||Frances Ann Whittaker and William Whittaker of 9 Spring Bank Street, Hyde, Cheshire|
|He enlisted in:||Stockport, Cheshire|
|Remembered on:||Hyde Borough Cemetery, Cheshire, N. 2. 2233|
|Link with Hyde:||Lived in Hyde|
Brother to Private 266535 Joseph Whittaker.
Harry Whittaker was aged 13 years and 8 months when he joined the army.
On December 9th 1915, [he] was removed from his billet at Bedford to the Bedford County Hospital, where he was at once operated upon for appendicitis. Peritonitis supervened, and he died shortly after the operation, much to the regret of officers and men in the training camp.
Hyde in War-Time, 1916
North Cheshire Herald, December 18th 1915.