Second Lieutenant Walter Whitehead

Regiment: Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Panel reference: Pier and Face 16 C.
Date published: 29/09/1916
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 06/09/1916
Age at death: 25
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Information: Second Lieutenant Walter Whitehead, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, who was killed in action in France on September 6th, 1916, was a son of Mr. George Whitehead, 86 Drumcondra Road. Soon after the outbreak of the war he joined the Rugby Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, and in October, 1915, was given a commission in another Battalion of the regiment. He was educated at Ormond and Rathmines College, and had been only about a fortnight at the front when he fell.