Arthur Whittaker, Private 201930, 9th Bn. Cheshire Regiment
Killed in action 25th March 1918 in France, aged 32
Son of William Thomas Whittaker.
Arthur married Emily Wright at Christ Church, Macclesfield on 6 May 1913.
Private Whittaker was reported missing in the Macclesfield Times on 3 May 1918:
Mrs Whittaker, 7 Hope St, Macclesfield, is notified that her husband, Pte Arthur Whittaker, Ches Regt was posted missing on March 25th. He is 32 years of age and was employed by Mr Dorey, florist, Park Lane. Pte Whittaker joined the Army two years ago and was drafted out to France in January last. He was educated at Mill Street Wesleyan School and attended St Paul’s Church.
Private Whittaker was later assumed to have been killed in action on 25 March 1918.
Private Arthur Whittaker is commemorated on Panel Ref. Bay 5 and 6 of the Arras Memorial. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private Arthur Whittaker, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.
Family History Society of Cheshire (FHSC): Macclesfield Christ Church CD – Marriage index
Lives of the First World War website
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Macclesfield Times: 3 May 1918