Whitehead Arthur Philip Capt 138007

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Name Whitehead Arthur Philip
Army number 138007
Rank Capt
Date of birth 10/4/1913, Hindhead, Surrey.
Age 0
Unit Emergency Commission in the Black Watch as 2/Lt 4/7/40, Posted 1 TS. Served Iceland. Returned to UK from Winter Warfare School at Akureyri 26/1/1942. Normandy. Wounded with 1 TS 25/6/44.
Company/Battery R Company. A Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit 3 Platoon.
Task or role Platoon Commander. Company 2i/c 26/6/1943.
Joined Brigade 10/7/1940.
Promotions W/S Lt 4/1/42, T/Capt 26/9/43
Wounded 25/6/1944
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 24/4/2003 aged 90 at Kendal, Westmorland in the Lake District.
Home address Lauriston House, Wimbledon Common, London, SW19
Source table 1TS

Captain Whitehead was the main drive and author behind the production and publication of the small volume on the history of 1st Tyneside Scottish - "Harder than Hammers". His index listing those who had served in the Battalion was a fundamentally important source in developing this online database, and the work he did is hereby acknowledged with grateful thanks.