L/Cpl Richard Whetter
Ca. 1914. John White of London, ON. Photograph by the RCRM, 2017.
CEF no. 24064
Lance Corporal Whetter enlisted with the 5th Regiment, Royal Highlanders of Canada on 24 September, 1914, at the age of 25. Prior to the war he worked as a salesman, and lived at 58 Victor St., London, ON. He was promoted to the rank of L/Cpl. while serving in Belgium with the 13th Canadian Infantry Battalion. Initially declared missing, on 23 April 1915 he was listed as killed in action on 23 April 1915 during the Battle of Gravenstafel. His father Frank and mother Mabel both lived in London, and received a Memorial Cross in the 1920s. His name is also listed on the Honour Roll in St. James Westminster Church in London, ON.
He is commemorated on page 41 of the First World War Book of Remembrance (Memorial Chamber, Peace Tower, Parliament Hill).
Commemorated on: Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium.