Lt Guy FitzGerald Wharton

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Reference WMO265701

Address:

Highfields Parish Church

Highfield Lane (A3035)

Southampton

SO17 1QH

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to Lieutenant Guy FitzGerald Wharton, Durham Light Infantry. Third and youngest son of John Henry Turner Wharton (solicitor) and Edith Wharton, of "Cherwell," Westwood Road, Southampton. Educated at Scaitcliffe and Charterhouse School. Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned into the 2nd Battalion the Durham Light Infantry on 8 Aug 1914 but later transferred to the 1st Battalion the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and deployed with them on active service to Flanders. In heavy fighting at Verlorenhoek on 8 May 1915 during the 2nd Battle of Ypres he was wounded three times. He was taken to the Convent of Brandhoek, on the Ypres-Poperinghe road, where he died on the following day aged 20 years. His body was buried in the meadow adjoining the Convent, later designated Brandhoek Military Cemetery (grave I.A.19.).
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In loving memory of Guy FitzGerald Wharton, Lieutenant 2nd Battn Durham Light Infantry who died on 9th May 1915 of wounds at tyhe 2nd battle of Ypres aged 20.

Guy FitzGerald Wharton

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