Sgt 43780 Notts & Derbys Regt., later Sgt 43734 Leicestershire Regt. Report in Penistone, Stocksbridge & Hoyland Express 12 May 1917, that his older brother Pte T Whittington, KOYLI had been wounded in the arm in France and was in hospital in England. The same newspaper reported on 3 Nov 1917 (page 8) that Pte D Whittington was home on leave having seen over 12 months of active service, and prior to enlisting he was a butcher’s apprentice at Hathersage. Awarded the Victory and British War medals.
Born 1895 in Ecclesfield, his father Charles Whittington was landlord of the Travellers Inn, Potter Hill, High Green during all of WW1,