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  • Photo David Nunn by courtesy of Pauline Armstrong from Nottinghamshire Law Society.
Person Details
07 Sep 1891
Nottingham
He was the son of Arthur George, a solicitor, and Clara Evelyn [Sissie] Whitworth of 2 Clipstone Avenue and later 409 Mansfield Road (both Nottingham).
He was a lawyer called to the bar in 1914.
22 Aug 1915
23
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Second Lieutenant
  • MD MD Mentioned in Despatches
6th Bn Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
At the onset of war he joined the ranks of the Lincolnshire Regiment in September 1914 and was then commissioned, joining the 6th Yorkshires in March 1915. Second Lieutenant Whitworth sailed with the battalion from Liverpool on Saturday 3rd July 1915 for the Dardenelles. The Battalion landed at Mudros Bay on the island of Lemnos on July 10th and then ten days later moved on to Imbros for training. On August 7th, the battalion were towed ashore in lighters at Suvla Bay on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Bitter fighting ensued all day, but by midnight the battalion had secured their objective of taking Lala Baba Hill. On 21st August Second Lieutenant Whitworth and the battalion were part of a force designated to attack the Turkish positions on Scimitar Hill. At 3-30 pm the battalion advanced towards the enemy line some four hundred yards away covering ground thick with bushes and cultivation but no cover, only shallow drainage ditches. Whitworth was killed crossing this scrub land towards Scimitar Hill on 22nd August 1915, aged 23. He has no known grave.
Family headstone Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery: Also of their only son, Charles Edward Whitworth, 2nd Lieutenant 6th Yorkshire (Service) Regiment, who gave his life for his country on August 22nd 1915, at Chocolate Hill, Gallipoli, aged 23 years. Article published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 7th September 1915 :- WOUNDED. “LIEUTENANT C. E. WHITWORTH. “Second-Lieutenant Charles Edward Whitworth, of the 6th Yorkshire Regiment who has been wounded at the Dardanelles is a solicitor, and the son of Mr. A. G. Whitworth, of Sherwood. He joined the City Battalion at its formation last September, and was afterwards drafted into the 7th Lincolnshires; and obtained his commission with the 6th Yorks at Belton Park, Grantham, early in January. His battalion only went out early in July and suffered severely about August 8th and were again in the severe fighting of August 21st and 22nd. He was educated at the Nottingham High School, and Denstone College, Staffs.” Further article published 23rd October 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “The War Office has officially intimated to Mr. A. G. Whitworth, of Nottingham, solicitor, that his only son, Second-Lieutenant Charles Edward Whitworth, of the 6th Yorkshire Regiment, previously reported wounded on August 22nd at Gallipoli, is now reported wounded and missing. He joined the Nottingham City Battalion at its formation last year, was afterwards drafted into the 10th Lincolns, and later obtained a commission in the 6th Yorkshires.” Above articles are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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  • Photo David Nunn by courtesy of Pauline Armstrong from Nottinghamshire Law Society.
    - Photo David Nunn by courtesy of Pauline Armstrong from Nottinghamshire Law Society.
  • Family headstone Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand
    Charles Edward Whitworth - Family headstone Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand
  • Family headstone Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand
    Charles Edward Whitworth - Family headstone Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand
  • From Nottinghamshire Law Society's Roll of Honour.
    - From Nottinghamshire Law Society's Roll of Honour.