Coleshill Remembers World War 1
As a free service to the World War 1 commemoration year, ST-IT Limited have created and are hosting a free database of Coleshill connected veterans.
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Entry for Private Henry Whinnery
2nd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment and Durham Light Infantry
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Commemorated on the plaque at the Roman Catholic Church. Henry Whinnery (Whenary) was born in Middlesboroughin 1887. He was the son of Catherine Whenary. They are both recorded living in the Middlesborough Union Workhouse in 1891. By 1901 Henry was living in the St Pauls Home, Coleshill, and was working as a half time Boot and Shoemaker. He enlisted in Birmingham to the South Staffordshire Regiment (service number 3/6848). Private Whenary is recorded as an Infantry Soldier in the 2nd Battalion South Staffs Regiment on the 1911 census, living at Whittington Barracks, Whittington, Lichfield. He transferred to the Durham Light Infantry (service number 70624) and first served in France on the 29th September 1915. Private Whenary was killed in action on 3rd July 1917 and is remembered in the Philisophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France. He was awarded the 1915 Star, British and Victory medals.