Harold White Whitson

1914 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Mentioned in Despatches (1915)
Highland Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion
1914 Whitson was gazetted a second lieutenant in the 2nd HLI on 12th August after leaving Sandhurst. The battalion had already mobilized and sailed from Southampton for Boulogne on 13th August. Whitson presumably joined shortly after. On the 8th November he was wounded when ‘D’ Company and Battalion Headquarters were shelled. 1915 By January it was reported that Whitson, now promoted to Lieutenant, was home recovering from wounds. He was killed on the first day of the Battle of Loos.
c1896, Glasgow
Death25th September 1915
“He was killed gallantly leading his men at Givenchy on September 25, 1915”
MemorialLoos Memorial, Panel 108 to 112.
Son of Alexander and Isabella M. Carrick Whitson, of 5, Princes Terrace, Glasgow.
Alexander Whitson (1845-1928) and Isabella M Carrick (1853-1929)
Iron & Coal Merchant
Maud (1881-), Ralph (1882-), Edith (1884-), Ernest (1886-), Wilfred (1888-1917), Gilbert (1891-1925)
Kelvinside Academy Fettes College, Carrington House from 1911
Regular soldier
7 Windsor Quadrant, Glasgow
7 Windsor Quadrant, Glasgow
1915 - 7 Windsor Quadrant, Glasgow
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Quartus Lair not known
Scottish National War Memorial
Brother of Major Wifred Whitson killed 30th November 1917
Acknowledgements and SourcesMuch of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk), Findmypast (www.findmypast.co.uk). Commonwealth War Graves Commission – www.cwgc.org Family Search – www.familysearch.org The Long, Long Trail - http://www.1914-1918.net/ Scotlands People – www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk The Scottish War Memorials Project – www.warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com


Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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