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Forename(s): Richard Dove
Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire
Service No: 267013
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 1/6th Battalion
Division: 49th (West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1918-02-28
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: G. 3.
CWGC Cemetery: POLYGON WOOD CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE
Richard Dove Whittaker was the son of Edward and Ann Whittaker, née Dove and brother of Private James Willie Whittaker (265760) (q.v.). Their father was born at Skipton and mother at Birstwith, Yorkshire.
1891 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 35, Rowland Street - Richard D. Whitaker, aged 5 years, born Skipton, son of Edward and Ann Whitaker.
1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 35, Rowland Street - Richard D. Whittaker, aged 15 years, born Skipton, son of Edward and Ann Whittaker.
1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 28, Devonshire Street - Richard Whittaker, aged 25 years, born Skipton, son of Edward and Ann Whittaker.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Richard D. Whittaker, 267013, West Riding Regiment.
See also: ‘Guiseley Terriers: A Small Part in The Great War - A History of the 1/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment’ by Stephen Barber (2018).
Photograph: 'Yorkshire Rugby Football Union - In Memoriam 1914-19'.
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
WHITTAKER, Richard Dove, aged 32, West Riding Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Whittaker, 28, Devonshire Street, Skipton, died of wounds.
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Private Richard Dove WHITTAKER
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division
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