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Whiteway, Edward John (1925-1945)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: Edward John (Jack) Whiteway (1925-1945), born 27 April 1925, son of Herbert Lionel Whiteway, cider manufacturer, and Dorothy Maud Whiteway (née Morgan) of Slewton House, Whimple, Devon.

 

Attended Norwood School, Exeter.

 

Attended Sherborne School (Westcott House) September 1938-July 1942.

 

Agriculture, Reading University.

 

WW2, Sub-Lieutenant, HMS Saker, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR). Killed on active service in a flying accident off the east coast of Norfolk, Virginia, USA, on 8 June 1945, aged 20.

 

Commemorated at:

Portsmouth (Evergreen) Memorial Park, Virginia, USA, Sec. F. Lot 13. Grave 4 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2720116/whiteway,-edw...

 

Whimple War Memorial, Devon www.devonheritage.org/Places/Whimple/Whimple-TheWarMemori...

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.

 

Obituary, The Shirburnian, December 1945: 'Edward John Whiteway, Sub-Lieutenant, Fleet Air Arm, RNVR (h, 38-42) came to Sherborne from Norwood School, Exeter. After leaving school he went to Reading University to read for a B.Sc. in Agriculture. But at the end of his first year he left to join the Fleet Air Arm. After preliminary training at Gosport he went to the USA for his main training. He gained his commission and remained for further training, only to lose his life in an accident off the east coast in June of this year. At school he was a House Prefect and gained his House Cap for football. He will be much missed by a host of friends.'

 

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