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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Jim (James) Wheeler -

Unknown person Name : Jim (James) Wheeler.

Son of Frederick Wheeler (died 1920) and Mrs. Alice Wheeler (née Mitchell), of Whiteley Bank Cottage, Wroxall, Isle of Wight.

Born 1896, Chale, Isle of Wight.

[note - his birth was registered as Jim Wheeler; some official records give his name as James)
  Census Information :

1901 : Fred and Alice Wheeler, with their children including Jim aged 4, are at Fulford, Chale. Fred Wheeler is a Mason.

1911 : Fred and Alice Wheeler, with their children including Jim aged 14, are at Clevelands Road, Wroxall. Fred Wheeler is a Bricklayer.

  Service details :

Lance Corporal 22946 Jim (James) Wheeler, 15th Bn Hampshire Regiment.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 1st August 1917 aged 21

Commemorated at : Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Whitwell War Memorial
SS Mary & Rhadegund Church, Whitwell, War Memorial
Blackgang Mission, Chale, Roll of Honour
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

  Documents :


Friday, August 24, 1917 Page 1

Mr. and Mrs. F. Wheeler, of Wydcombe Lodge, Whitwell, have received the sad news that their only son, Lance-Corporal Jim Wheeler, 15th Battalion, Hants Regt., was killed in action on August 1st, 1917, with the British Expeditionary Force, France. The sympathy of the whole village goes out to them in their sad loss. Lance Corporal Wheeler was 21 years of age.
  Further Information :

  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 17 November 2011


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