This site commemorates the men and women of Collingham, Linton and Micklethwaite who served during World War 1.
Whitelock, John James Richardson

Rank Lance Corporal

Service Number 453664

Service Army

Battalion 11th Battalion

Regiment London Regiment


John James Richardson Whitelock was born in Horsforth on the 27th June 1889, the son of Charles and Sarah Whitelock.

On the 31st January 1912, John married Elsie Naylor at Leeds Parish Church and soon afterwards the couple settled in Collingham.

John and Elsie had three daughters: Gwendoline Richardson Whitelock (born in 1912), Eileen Richardson Whitelock (born in 1915), and Elsie Naylor Whitelock (born in 1920).

John's service record has not survived, but we know that he served in the 11th Battalion of the London Regiment with a service number 453664 and became a Lance Corporal. He survived the war, but died soon after in 1924.

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