1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

James Whelan

Contributed by: vera howarth, on 2008-11-11

James Whelan
First Name James
Surname Whelan
Year of Birth 1876
Year of Death 1941
Regiment Lancashire Fusiliers
Place of Wartime Residence wigan, Lancashire

James's Story

this is the only photo I have of my grandad-as an old man.I never knew him.

He served in WW1 and the Boer War and was a miner in civillian life.

He survived the Great War and lived until 1941.

HIs heart gave out due to his liying in fields and ditches throwing anything he could find at the Luftwaffe in WW2.He was taken back,in his mind, to WW1 and Flanders.

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