WHEELER Albert Edward


News of the death in action on January 1st
of Signaller Albert Edward Wheeler , Sherwood Foresters, son of the late Mr Francis Wheeler , Chemscott Villa, Morton. The deceased soldier was a native of Morton , having been born there on June 21st 1887 ( Jubilee Day). In his younger days he was a ringer at Morton parish church, and in April 1912, he emigrated to Canada. Returning in the early part of 1914, he was employed on the Midland Railway, being stationed at Brimington, where his wife and three children are living.

A memorial service was held at Morton Church on Sunday in memory of Signaller Wheeler and Pte Ben.Bowler, , another Sherwood, who was killed on the same day. The church was full and an impressive service was conducted by Canon Prior. Suitable hymns were rendered. Miss G. Marshall sang “ Oh rest in the Lord” and at the conclusion , the oragnist ( Mr .W. Bowler) played the Dead March in “Saul”. The relatives of Sig. Wheeler present at the service were Mrs Wheeler ( widow), and three sons , John Francis , J. Henry & J. William and Walter ( brothers), Mrs Enroe, Mrs Brough & Mrs Mee and Nellie ( sisters). Mrs Wilson, Mr and Mrs G. Wilson, Mr and Mrs H. Wilson, , Mr and Mrs F. Watkinson, Mr and Mrs J. Caudwell, , Mrs J. H. Wheeler, Mr and Mrs Bennett, Mr and Mrs Richards, Mrs Haynes, A. Wheeler, E. Haynes, Mr and Mrs J. Fulwood.

Derbyshire Times: 10th February 1917 p4

War Graves Commission Citation