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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:48 pm 
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Location: Vancouver Island, Canada
Name John WHITTAKER
Service No. 4992
Corps. Army Service Corps.
What Parish or Town were you born? Harle Syke near Burnley
Age? 32 years, 11 months
Trade or Calling? Saddler
Have you resided out of your father’s house for three years? Yes
Are you, or have you been an Apprentice? Yes Daley Burnley: 4years
Married: Yes
Are you willing to be enlisted for General Service? Yes, Army Service Corps.
Dated, 14th day of November 1914
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Service towards limited engagement reckons from 14 November 1914
Joined at Woolwich on 14 November 1914
Discharged. Not being likely to become an efficient soldier
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Medical History of
Surname: WHITTAKER
Christian Name: John
Birthplace: Parish Harle Syke, Burnley
Examined on 29 day of October 1914 at Preston
Declared age: 32 year, 11 months
Trade or Occupation: Saddler
Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Weight: 113 lbs.
Chest Measurement: 35 inches when fully expanded, range of expansion, 3 ½ inches
Physical Development: Fair
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Herewith the documents of No. T.S/4992 Saddler J. Whittaker who joined here on the 14.11.14 and having failed to pass his test was discharged on the 19.11.1914
Kindly acknowledge receipt hereon.
Woolwich, 26.11.1914
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Service at Home and Abroad
Home, from 14 November 1914 to 19 November 1914, 6 days
Name and address of next of kin: Mary Whittaker (wife) 133 Shelley Road, Preston (2 Children)
Particulars of Marriage (a. Christian and surname of woman to whom married and whether spinster or widow b. place and date of marriage c. name of officiating minister or registrar and d. name of two witnesses
a. Mary Preston, Spinster.
b. 28 May 1904 St. Joseph’s, Wesham, Kirkham
c. Fred Hewite, Rector
d. John Smith and Elizabeth Ann Preston

Particulars as to Children
Christian Name: Alfred, born 2 June 1902 at 51 Duke Street, Burnley, date and place of Baptism and name of minister: St. John’s Burnley, father Shrine (date unknown)
Christian Name: Vincent, born 16 August 1905 at 12 Whalley Street, Burnley, date and place of Baptism and name of minister: St. John’s Burnley, father Shrine (date unknown)
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Description of John Whittaker on enlistment
Apparent age 32 years 11 months
Height 5 feet 3 inches
Chest measurement, girth when expanded 35 inches, range of expansion 3 ½ inches
Complexion Fresh
Eyes Blue
Hair Dark Brown
Religion Roman Catholic
Place Preston dated 19 November 1914
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