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Hugh Walter McWhirter

In memory of:

Private Hugh Walter McWhirter

September 22, 1915
Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey

Military Service


Service Number:

902

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Newfoundland Regiment

Division:

1st Bn.

Additional Information


Enlistment:

January 4, 1915

Son of Hugh Henry and Lottie McWhirter, of Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, Newfoundland. Pte McWhirter was the first member of The Royal Newfoundland Regiment to be killed in the First World War.

Commemorated on Page 79 of the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. A. 4.

Location:

Hill 10 is a low isolated mound on the north side of the Salt Lake, close to the sea shore, inland from Suvla Bay.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Biography– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of HUGH WALTER MCWHIRTER– In memory of the men and women from Newfoundland who went away to war and did not come home. From the  Rooms Archives and Museum St Johns Newfoundland. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the men and women from Newfoundland who went away to war and did not come home. From the  Rooms Archives and Museum St Johns Newfoundland. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of HUGH WALTER MCWHIRTER– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Sculpture by Morgan MacDonald of First World War soldier Pte. Hugh McWhirter at Danger Tree site at Grenfell Campus of Memorial University. When Princess Anne made her royal visit to Corner Brook in late June 2016, she helped unveil the bronze sculpture.
  • Gravestone– Gravestone of Private Hugh Walter McWhirter, Hill 10 Cemetery, Turkey
  • Monument– This is the monument located at Hill 10 on the north side of Salt Lake, Turkey. It was later commemorated by former Turkish President, Atatürk in 1934

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