Whitehead, Alfred Vaughan

Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Eifion & Viv Williams

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Mold

Name / Enw: Whitehead, Alfred Vaughan

Regiment/Catrawd: Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Corporal 15858

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Thiepval Memorial

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: pier and Face 4A

Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: France

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals

Date of Death: 10th July 1916

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

Killed in Action at Mametz Woods 10th or 11th July 1916

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Memorial at Mametz

The 1891 census tells us that Alfred was 4 years old and he lived in Halkyn with his parents, John 29 a Police Constable and his mother Mary 29 yrs.  He had a sister Mary Lizzie 3 yrs and a brother Thomas R who was 1 yr.  The census informs us that Alfred had been born in Mold.

By the 1911 census the family had moved to the police station in Caergwrle where the father John was now a Police Sergeant. Alfred was 14 and a grocer’s assistant and his brother and sister were in school.

NB. After the war the person who provided the information for the Flintshire Roll of Honour card was father, John Whithead who was then an Inspector of police at Queensferry.

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County Herald 13th November 1914