South Yorkshire Times – Saturday 11 July 1942
Mrs Tuck, of 72, Maltby Street, Denaby Main, received a post-card on Thursday morning from P.c. and Mrs. Whitehead. of 123, Regent Avenue, Harrogate, stating that their son. Sgt. Jack Whitehead, of the R.A.F., had been killed.
The funeral took place on Saturday
P.c Whitehead was transferred to Harrogate about four years ago after having served in Denaby Main, where he and his wife were well known and had many friends.
Sgt. Jack Whitehead was always popular with his workmates in the joinery department at Denaby Colliery, and when he was on leave at Easter he and his parents visited their friends in this area and Jack called at the colliery.
He was only 20 ½, and was an only child.
SERGEANT JACK WHITEHEAD
Service Number: 1234338
Regiment & Unit/Ship Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Date of Death Died 06 July 1942
Age 20 years old
Buried or commemorated at HARROGATE (STONEFALL) CEMETERY, Sec. 21E. Grave 6503.
Son of Charles Frederick and Sylvia Whitehead, of Harrogate.