IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GUY FITZGERALD WHARTON
LIEUTENANT 2ND BATTN DURHAM
LIGHT INFANTRY. WHO DIED ON 9TH MAY 1915.
OF WOUNDS AT 2ND BATTLE OF YPRES, AGED 20.
Birth recorded for Guy Fitzgerald Wharton, Jul-Sep 1894, South Stoneham, Vol 2c, page 67.
In the 1901 census, Guy Fitzgerald Wharton (b.1985, Southampton) was living with his family at Cherwell, Westwood Road, Portswood in Christ Church parish (now Highfield). His father, John Henry James Wharton (b.1857, Gosport) was a solicitor. His mother was Edith (b.1860, Kassonli, India) and he had an elder brother, Eric Fitzgerald (b.1892, Southampton). They had 2 domestic servants; a cook, Alma Rose Noyce (b.1876, Winterslow, Wiltshire) and a housemaid, Annie Elizabeth Green (b.1878, Wareham, Dorset).
Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 1068; Folio: 151; Page: 2.
The address for his next of kin, given on his medal roll card for 1915, was still the same, Cherwell, Westwood Road.
He came from a strong military family, his great grandfather had been at Waterloo. He was educated at Sandhurst and served for 5 months before he was wounded in the trenches at Verlorenhoek during the 2nd Battle of Ypres. He died the following day.
He is buried at Brandhoek and there is a memorial plaque in this church.
His name appears on the War Memorial in the churchyard.
Further information regarding his service is provided at www.roll-of-honour-com
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