A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- CWGC Headstones -
- Parkhurst Military Cemetery : T G Whitney -

Location

In Parkhurst Military Cemetery, Forest Road, Parkhurst, Isle of Wight
 
Description

Private headstone. White marble.

Grave location : I E 95
Headstone

Parkhurst Military Cemetery :  T G Whitney
 
Inscription


IN
LOVING
MEMORY
OF
TOM GEFFREY WHITNEY
2ND LIEUTT. ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT
ACCIDENTALLY KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE
15TH JUNE 1916
AGED 18 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS
BORN AT NEBEA, COONAMBLE, NEW SOUTH WALES


 
Further Information

CWGC record ...
 
Index Board entry 017 : T G Whitney, 2nd Lt : R War Reg : 15.8.1916

ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, June 16, 1916 Page 4

Fatal Accident at Chale.
___
Yesterday a collision occurred at Chapel Corner, Chale, between a motor cycle and Bartlett’s motor char-a-banc from Shanklin. The driver of the motor cycle, Lieutenant Whitney, of the Warwickshires, sustained injuries to which he succumbed at Parkhurst in the evening.


ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, June 23, 1916 Page 2

The Motor Cycle Accident at Chale.
___
YOUNG OFFICER FATALLY INJURED.
___
HIS LAST CYCLE RIDE.
___
At the Recreation-room, Parkhurst Barracks, on Saturday, the Island Coroner and a jury investigated the circumstances connected with the death of second Lieut. Jeffery Whitney, of the 3rd Royal Warwickshire Regiment, who succumbed to injuries received whilst riding a motor cycle at Chale in collision with a motor char-a-banc, with a load of passengers, early on Thursday afternoon. There were present Mr. Edward Whitney, father of the deceased, and his brother, Mr. Percival Edward Whitney, Major Hackett (representing the 3rd Warwickshire Regiment), and Inspector Sibbick, on behalf of the Isle of Wight County Constabulary. Mr. Edward Whitney identified the body as that of his son, who, he said, had held a commission in the 3rd Warwickshire Regiment, and had been stationed at Brighstone. His age was 18.

(evidence at inquest not transcribed)

The jury found that the deceased was fatally injured by his motor cycle coming in collision with a motor char-a-banc, and requested the Coroner to communicate with the Rural District Council as to the dangerous state of the corner. The jury, through the foreman, expressed deep sympathy with the parents and other relatives of the unfortunate young officer. . . .

The funeral took place at Parkhurst Cemetery the same afternoon, with full military honours. Colonel Clyne, commanding the Warwickshires, was present, as also a detachment of the men, with band and a firing party. The family mourners were Mr. and Mrs. Edward Whitney (father and mother), Mr. Edward Percival Whitney (brother), and Mr. R.J. Whitney, of Liverpool (uncle).

(not all the report has been transcribed)


 
-------------------------------
Page last updated 21 November 2011 - added newspaper reports (thanks to Janet Griffin)


 
 

 
Site designed by Community Internet Services