This site commemorates the men and women of Collingham, Linton and Micklethwaite who served during World War 1. Today we especially commemorate Lieutenant William Rowson Richardson of the 21st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment who died on this day in 1978.
Whitelock, John James Richardson
(1889-1924)

Rank and Unit at End of World War One

Rank Lance Corporal

Service Number 453664

Service Army

Battalion 11th Battalion

Regiment London Regiment

Pre-war Occupation*/marital status**

Trade or Occupation pre-war: Valuer and estate agent
Marital status: Married


* Taken from attestation papers or 1911 census
** Marital status on enlistment or at start of war
Connection with Collingham, Linton or Micklethwaite and reason for inclusion on this web site

  • Lived in Collingham, Linton or Micklethwaite immediately prewar or during the war
  • Named as an Absent Voter due to Naval or Military Service on the 1918 or 1919 Absent Voter list for Collingham, Linton or Micklethwaite

Biography

Family background

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).

Service record

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. The medal roll for John Whitelock shows that John served in Egypt from the 19th August 1917 to his discharge on the 16th July 1919.

After the war

John survived the war, but died soon after in 1924.


Sources

1911 Census. The National Archives. Class RG14 Piece 28343
First World War Medal Index Cards. The National Archives (WO372).
First World War Medal Index Rolls. The National Archives (WO329).

If you have any photographs or further details about this person we would be pleased to hear from you. Please contact us via: alan.berry@collinghamanddistrictwararchive.info