Wheeler, Augustus William

No information could be found to positively identify this person but there is strong evidence to suggest (below) he was the eldest son of Private William Edmund Wheeler who also died in the war and has his own page here

The 2nd July 1915 issue of the County Herald reported the following:-

“On Thursday last week, at the Northop Petty Sessions, an elderly woman named Mrs Hannah Wheeler, who said her husband was a bricksetter, and she resided in Swan Street, Flint, was charged with stealing a young turkey valued at 3s, the property of Mr Henry Stanley Jones, of Belgrave House, Northop.- etc, etc …… She had two sons in the Army and had lost one in the Navy.”

And the 6th September 1918 issue reported the death of the above mention Private William Edmund Wheeler and also stated “It may be mentioned that the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Wheeler was lost on a vessel which was torpedoed.” 

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