Wholey war records

The information below is gathered from a number of websites relating to British military records. They are divided into two sections:


British servicemen who died in action

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) online Debt of Honour database lists British servicemen who have died in action. Details are also included where available from the British War Graves website, which is aiming to photograph each of the original memorials.

Frederick Wholey Lance Corporal 1st/7th Bn., Middlesex Regiment. (CWGC)
Died Saturday 16th September 1916, aged 30. Son of George Wholey, of Pilsley, Chesterfield. Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.
(Wholey Family Tree W3)

John Wholey Able Seaman J/39253. H.M.S. ‘Q36′ Royal Navy. (CWGC)
Died Friday 30th March 1917, aged 19. Son of Margaret Dignum (formerly Wholey), of 9, Kirk’s Place, Rhodeswell Rd., Limehouse, London. Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire, UK. A photograph of this memorial is available from the British War Graves website.

Percy Wholey, Staff Serjeant S/187404, Royal Army Service Corps. (CWGC)
Died Friday 29th October 1943. Son of Harry Crosby Wholey and Sarah Louisa Wholey; husband of Edith Hetty Wholey. Memorial: NAPLES WAR CEMETRY, Italy. (Wholey Family W2)

Daniel Whooley Petty Officer Stoker D/KX 86147. H.M.S. Tynedale, Royal Navy. (CWGC)
Died Sunday 12th December 1943, aged 27. Son of Francis and Nora Whooley. Memorial: PLYMOUTH MEMORIAL, Devon, UK.

Michael Christopher Whooley Petty Officer Stoker P/KX 91546. H.M.S. Penelope, Royal Navy. (CWGC)
Died on Friday 18th February 1944, aged 25. Son of Francis and Nora Whooley. Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire, UK. A photograph of this memorial is available from the British War Graves website.

Francis John Wholey, Flight Sergeant 1398452, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. (CWGC)
Died Tuesday 26th December 1944, aged 21. Son of Edward and Lilian Sarah Wholey, of Bermondsey, London. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey, UK. (Wholey Family W1)


First World War Medal Index Cards

The National Archives online Medal Index Cards (MIC) database lists those awarded medals during the First World War. The index below is available through free access to the website, the actual medal cards cost £3.50 to purchase online and provide further details of the actual medals awarded and the theatres of war.

Record Period Medal card of  Corps: Regiment No: Rank: Catalogue Ref Wholey Family Tree 101 1914-1920 Wholey, John B Royal Garrison Artillery 117687 Gunner WO 372/21 — 102 1914-1920 Wholey, John Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment 3082 Private WO 372/21 — 102 1914-1920 Wholey, John Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment 240886 Private WO 372/21 — 103 1914-1920 Wholey, James Royal Engineers 5344 Sapper WO 372/21 — 103 1914-1920 Wholey, James Royal Engineers 385344 Sapper WO 372/21 — 104 1914-1920 Wholey, Horace H Northumberland Fusilers 79762 Private WO 372/21 — 104 1914-1920 Wholey, Horace H Yorkshire Regiment 37478 Private WO 372/21 — 105 1914-1920 Wholey, Henry Royal Engineers 486941 Private WO 372/21 — 105 1914-1920 Wholey, Henry South Lancashire Regiment 203566 Private WO 372/21 — 106 1914-1920 Wholey, G Royal Field Artillery 38690 Gunner WO 372/21 — 107 1914-1920 Wholey, Fred Middlesex Regiment 3264 Private WO 372/21 — 108 1914-1920 Wholey, Edward Timothy Worcestershire Regiment 38729 Private WO 372/21 W1 109 1914-1920 Wholey, Edward Middlesex Regiment G/57869 Private WO 372/21 — 110 1914-1920 Wholey, Arthur Labour Corps 227692 Serjeant WO 372/21 — 110 1914-1920 Wholey, Arthur York and Lancaster Regiment 4043 Serjeant WO 372/21 — 111 1914-1920 Shillito, Norman Wholey Royal Engineers 28260 Corporal WO 372/18 W2 111 1914-1920 Shillito, Norman Wholey Royal Engineers C405 Serjeant WO 372/18 W2 112 1914-1920 Whooley, Samuel J Machine Gun Corps 59531 Private WO 372/21 — 113 1914-1920 Whooley, J Royal Engineers 385344 Sapper WO 372/21 — 114 1914-1920 Wholley, John P London Regiment 881061 Private WO 372/21 — 115 1914-1920 Wholley, Joseph H Machine Gun Corps 57949 Private WO 372/21 — 116 1914-1920 Wholley, Joseph Army Service Corps T/32557 Driver WO 372/21 — 116 1914-1920 Wholley, Joseph Cheshire Regiment 64719 Driver WO 372/21 — 116 1914-1920 Wholley, Joseph South Staffordshire Regiment 47429 Driver WO 372/21 — 117 1914-1920 Wholley, Frederick Royal Garrison Artillery 45717 Serjeant WO 372/21

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