THE WHITELEY BROTHERS' WWI MEDALS, INCLUDING 1914-15 TRIO OF MEDALS & DEATH PLAQUE TO R.F.C.

Brother 1: 1914-15 Star to 6237 2-A.M. J.W. Whiteley, R.F.C.; WWI War Medal to 6237 Pte. J.W. Whiteley, R.F.C.; WWI Victory Medal to 6237 Pte. J.W. Whiteley, R.F.C.; WWI Victory Medal to 6237 Pte. J.W. Whiteley, R.F.C.; WWI Death Plaque to John Walker Whiteley. Brother 2: WWI Pair of War & Victory Medals (further entitled to 1914-15 Star) to 888 Gnr. E. Whiteley, R.A. Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mrs. M.L. Hollings (formerly Whiteley) and her Leeds address.
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Description

John Walker Whiteley and Ernest Whiteley were the sons of John W. Whiteley and Mary Lucy Hollings (formerly Whiteley, widowed and remarried) of 54 Fitzarthur St., Armley, Leeds. According to John Walker's attestation papers, he enlisted with the Royal Flying Corps at Leeds on 11 June 1915 when 17 years of age, formerly living at 17 Abbott Terrace, Armley, Leeds, and working as a Telegraphist. Promoted to the rank of 1st Air Mechanic on 1 Feb 1917, Whiteley was serving with 12 Squadron and attached to an artillery battery when he was Killed In Action in the trenches on 25 Mar 1918, aged19 years, commemorated at Arras Flying Services Memorial, St. Bartholomew & St. Mary, Church, Armley and Gotts Park Memorial, Armley. Ernest Whiteley was born in 1895 in Hunslet, Yorkshire, worked as an electrician and enlisted with the 1st Battalion West Riding Brigade, R.F.A. (Territorials) at Leeds on 6 Mar 1912, posted to France on 13 Apr 1915 (entitled to 1914-15 Star) with the 4th West Riding Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. He was Killed In Action on 1 Oct 1916 and commemorated at Thiepval Memorial and Gotts Park Memorial, Armley.