Private Edward Austin Whyman - RMLI, 8th Reserve Battalion. Service No: PLY/14419

1889 Dec 31 Born Newport Pagnall

1891 census at 9 Spring Gardens, Wellingborough

1901 census at 4, Shakespeare Street, Sincil Terrace, Lincoln St Botolph

1911 census He is a Marine on HMS Suffolk in Genoa, Italy. He was born Newport Pagnall, Bucks

1914-15 Star, Victory & British War Medals

1916 Jul/Sep Married in Nottingham to Annie Attewell

1920 Jun 2. Embarked with 8th RM

1920 Dec 2. Died from Enteric Fever (Typhoid Fever)

An outbreak of typhoid fever occurred in the autumn of 1920 in Cork. As it was the biggest of its kind in the history of the city (and probably of this country also). The total number of reported cases was 243 but, as will be shown, it is highly probable that this figure represents only a portion of those which actually occurred. There were 12 cases among the military establishment,

Prior to September 1920, 6 cases of typhoid had been reported. In the second week of that month 3 cases occurred and these were the first definite harbingers of the epidemic. In the following week 43 cases were notified and the peak was reached in the third week with 107 cases. In the fourth and fifth weeks 35 and 20 cases respectively occurred and thereafter the incidence dwindled rapidly but the epidemic did not die out until the early weeks of December. This is typical of enteric fever. The total number of cases recorded in the city area during this period was 243 and the number of deaths 13.

Husband of Annie Whyman, of 26, Elmsthorpe Avenue, Lenton Boulevard, Nottingham.

Buried in Nottingham General Cemetery.

British Soldiers died in Ireland