Hugh Whittle

Service Number: 13859 / 18348
Date of Birth: 1878
Date of Death: 1918

Hugh Whittle was born in Edgworth on 9th April 1878, the son of James Whittle of Longworth, Lancs., and Sarah Ann Macklin of Newport, Shropshire. Hugh enrolled at the Edgworth Wesleyan School on 31st January 188334 and at the time the family was living at Tea Pot Row, Edgworth. By the age of 12, or even earlier, he was working as a labourer in the local Calico Print Works. Hugh’s father died in 1894 and at some point between 1901 and 1907 the family moved to 56 Ambush Street, Openshaw, Manchester.

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