Willam Whitney was born in Prees, Whitchurch, Shropshire in 1888 (baptised 15th February 1888), the third son of the late Robert and the late Sarah Whitney of 1 Church Cottages, Prees, Whitchurch, Shropshire.
William’s younger brother Frederick also lost his life in the Great War.
Regiment : 5th Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Rank : Corporal
Service Number : 7853
Killed in action; Belgium 9 September 1917 Aged 29