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44595 Rifleman Bernard Whitehouse

   12th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles

                7th June 1917

Born in New Cross, London in 1897.

His parents were William Edmund Whitehouse(born in1861), a teacher of music and Harriett Annie(nee Penstone(married on the 28-07-1890)) ,born in 1864.

He had a brother,William Leslie(born in 1895) and in the 1911 census,they were all recorded as living at

The Waldrons,Gravel Hill,Bexley Heath. 

He enlisted at Bow, Middlesex as a Private(2972) into the

5th Battalion London Regiment and was later transferred as a Rifleman(44595) into the 12th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles.

He was killed in action on 07-06-1917.

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