John Whelan

John Whelan

Birth 16/6/1881 Death 28th Sep 1915 Pte.
Army Cyclist Corps
Service #6850

Personal Details

Place of Birth 3 Cumberford Court , Jacktrees Road , Cleator Moor
Residence at Enlistment
Residence (Roll of Honour) 7 Silkey's Lane, Chirton, North Shields, Northumberland
Residence 1911 Census On HMS Barham , Royal Navy Cruiser at Sheerness Kent
School(s) Attended
Religion/Church Attended R.C. ( baptised St Marys Church Cleator on 26/6/1881 )
Organisation Membership
Employment/Trade Labourer in Shipyard 1901 , RN rating (Stoker 1st Class) 1911
Place of Work
Family (Parents and Grandparents) Son of John and Ann Whelan (nee Gaffney. Married 4Q 1875, Whitehaven reg. district).
Siblings Sibling of Patrick, Mary, James, George, Elizabeth, Daniel, Ann and Esther Whelan.
Wife's Name and Maiden Name
Remarriage of Widow
Children's Christian Name(s)
Family Connection to Roll of Honour


The 1914-15 Star
The 1914-15 Star
The Victory Medal
The Victory Medal
The British War Medal, 1914-18
The British War Medal, 1914-18

Military Details

Regiment at Enlistment Northumberland Fusiliers
Battalion at Enlistment
Rank at Enlistment Pte.
Naval Vessels Served
Service Number at Enlistment 10573
Date of Enlistment
Place of Enlistment North Shields
Other Regiment
Other Battalion
Other Rank
Date of Transfer to other Regiment
Service Facts Entered France with unit on 10/9/1915 .
Shields Daily News 3 November 1915: NEWS OF LOCAL MEN. Killed and Wounded in Action. With picture. Private John Whelan, 21st Division Cycle Corps, killed at the Battle of Loos on Sept. 27. He resided at 7 Silkey's Lane, Chirton. Shields Daily News 27 October 1915: Deaths. WHELAN. Killed in action in France, aged 35 years, Private John Whelan (8605), 21st Divisional Cyclist Corps, dearly beloved son of John and Ann Whelan of Silkey's Lane, Chirton, late of Seghill. R.I.P. F
Battalion Diary or Nautical Facts Previously served in the Royal Navy from 3 /8/1904 until 20/2/1913 . Ref No 307060

Death and Memorial Details

Age at Death 35
Date of Death 28th Sep 1915
Regiment at Death Army Cyclist Corps
Battalion/Vessel at Death 21st Div
Rank at Death Pte
Circumstances of Death Killed in Action
Service Number at Death 6850
Field of Action at Death France
Place of Death Lens
Battle at Death Battle of Loos
Grave/Memorial Image No image.
Location of Grave/Memorial DUD CORNER CEMETERY, LOOS
Grave Position Vll. F. 4
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Link
Grave/Memorial Country France
Private Memorial


Notes Soldiers Effects Amount Authorised 19s 11d plus war gratuity of £ 3 10s . Authorised to NOK John Whelan (father)
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