I have just finished my research into the life of Ernest Gilberthorpe. He died on 27th May 1918, he was 23 years old. His story can be read at

I haven’t yet found a photo for Ernest but will keep looking.

If any descendants of the Gilberthorpe family have any stories or photos they would like to share on the webpage then please get in touch.


Research help

I am coming to the end of researching the men on the war memorial. I still have a few I am researching but there are a couple of men who I cannot find any definite link to Whittington.

Norman Dennison, John McGee, Frank Wheelhouse, John Smith, James Frost and William Fisher ( as I have mentioned before there is a Wilfred Fisher, it could be an error on the memorial).

If anyone recognises these family names or is an ancestor then please get in touch, even if it just gives me a nudge in the right direction I would be grateful.

Arthur (Archie) Newell

I have just finished researching Arthur Newell listed on the Old Whittington memorials as Archie.  He was 21 years old when he died and his story can be read at

If any descendants of Arthur’s family have any photos or stories they would like to share on the webpage then please get in touch.  I have not managed to find a photo of Arthur yet, but will keep looking.