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- Biography -
- Basil Arthur Whittington -

Unknown person Name : Basil Arthur Whittington

Son of James Ford Whittington and Violet Ethel Whittington (née Robertson), of Newport, Isle of Wight.

Born 1916, Newport.
  Census information :

1911 : James and Violet Whittington are at 11 Worsley Road, Newport. James Whittington is a Dairyman.

Address Details : (from Electoral registers)

1920 to 1922 : Family are at 11 Worsley Road, Hunnyhill, Newport.

1925 to 1938 : Family are at 30 Hunnyhill, Newport.

Education :

1 April 1924 to 19 September 1926 : Attended Parkhurst / Hunnyhill School.

Address given as 'Heathfield', Hunnyhill.

19 September 1926 to ? : Attended Newport Grammar School
  Service Details :

Serjeant 1550212 Basil Arthur Whittington, 78 Bty., 35 Lt. A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery

  Casualty Details :

Died 7 July 1945, aged 29.

Buried at : Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Newport Borough War Memorial
1st Newport Scout Troop War Memorial WW II
Newport Grammar School Book of Remembrance
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Saturday, November 19, 1945 Page 8

News was received on Monday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Whittington, 30 Hunnyhill, of the death on July 7th of their only son, Lance-Sergt. Basil Arthur Whittington, R.A., while a prisoner in Japanese hands at Kuching camp, Borneo.
Similar sad news has also been received of the death of his comrade in captivity, Gunner Kenneth Dudley, R.A., son of the late Mr. F.W. Dudley and Mrs. Dudley, of Woodleigh, Castle-road, whose wife (formerly Miss Mary Taylor) lives at Priory-road, Carisbrooke. Both were captured at the fall of Singapore.
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research

Valerie Diebelius, who is recording the Registers of Parkhurst and Hunnyhill Schools
  Page status :
Page last updated : 6 July 2012 (added education details)


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