Billington, Whitworth Leonard –

Son of Whitworth and Sarah Ann Billington, of “Tilia”, Dodds Bank, Shavington, Crewe, Cheshire, and formerly of 11, Victoria Road, Horwich, Lancashire. An old boy of Rivington and Blackrod Grammar School. B.Sc.(Man.) Killed by the explosion of a shell.

Personal details

  • Surname: Billington
  • Forename: Whitworth Leonard
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Horwich, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Horwich, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 23
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: April 17th, 1917
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Unit: "Z" Special Company.
  • Service number: Not known
  • Regiment: Royal Engineers
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Not known
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: Not known
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 25/05/1917
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 6c/d*

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