Whitworth, John Haworth

John Haworth Whitworth, D.S.O., M.C., Mentioned in Dispatches. Major in 2/6th Manchester Regiment.

He sied of wounds on 31 March 1918.

He is buried in St Sever Cemetery, Rouen.

Born at Alderley Edge, a barrister. Married at Hawkshead church Ida May King the daughter of Alfred J King of Elleray, Windermere, a retired cotton bleacher and finisher.

De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour says he died of wounds received at St Quentin on 26th March; he won the Military Cross, August 1917, and the Distinguished Service Order for bravery 21st to 22nd March 1918.

On the 26th the 66th Division, to which his regiment belonged were in the front line between Dompierre and Eclusier, immediately South of the River Somme, having retreated some 20 miles from Hargicourt since the 21st March. The Westmorland Gazette says “he died of wounds received while leading his battalion in action.

His brother Walter Haworth Whitworth, 7 Lancashire Fusiliers died of wounds at No 41 Casualty Clearing Station 14th September 1918, and is buried in Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres.

Major Whitworth is named on the war memorial at Windermere golf club.