41532 Lance Corporal Richard James Whittington
8th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles
7th June 1917
Born in Marston Bedfordshire in 1897.
In the 1911 census,he is recorded as living with his father,Charles Whittington(he died 06/1924),Elizabeth(nee Bavington(married 1894)),she died 06/1937,along with his 3 brothers,Charles,Herbert and John and 3 sisters,Jane
(she died 11/1988),Elizabeth Mary
(she died 03/1965) and Kate(she died 06/1982) at
He was employed as a general labourer.
He enlisted in Shelton and originally served as (30162)Private
in the Norfolk Regiment,Before transferring to become (24395) Private in The Northamptonshire Regiment.He later became Lance Corporal (41532) in the Royal Irish Rifles.
He was killed in action on 07-06-1917.
His brother Herbert served as a Private(22850) in the
8th Battalion Befordshire Regiment before being killed in action on 15-09-1916.
He is remembered on the Thiepval memorial.