Soldiers – Whitehead, Harold and Thomas – Denaby Cook (pictures)

December 1940

Mexborough & Swinton TimesSaturday 28 December 1940

Denaby Cook


Gunner Harold Whitehead and Gunner Thomas Arthur Whitehead are sons of the late Mr. G. Whitehead and of Mrs. Whitehead, of 112, Annerley Street, Denaby. Both were evacuated from Dunkirk.

Gunner Harold had been in the Territorials, and was called to the Colours at the outbreak of war and was soon in France. He is now in England taking a cooking course.



His younger brother, Gunner Thomas Arthur Whitehead, had four years service to his credit and served two years in Singapore. Later he came back to work at the local collieries but during this year rejoined the Forces and saw service overseas .


1 thought on “Soldiers – Whitehead, Harold and Thomas – Denaby Cook (pictures)

  1. Andrew Searson

    I think Thomas Whitehead is my grandfather. He fought in Ww1 in the KOYLI, later served as a Marine based in Pmymouth. He married Annie Louise Whitehead. They had 8 children & settled in MALTBY. He worked the colliery all his life & was on the Lancastria when it was attacked and sank in Nazir France. He survived before returning to his job at MALTBY Main until his death in 1968.


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