Eliza Fanny Whiley

Date published: 17/01/2014
© Newbury Weekly News 1918





The death took place on Sunday 21st April, of Mrs. W. Wiley, of Mansion House Street, after a very short illness, caused by the shock of the death of her only son, who was killed in France just one month previously, viz. On the 21st of March.


The deceased lady was well known by a large circle of friends, having resided in the town for the past thirty years.


The funeral took place on Wednesday 24 April, at the Newtown-road Cemetery, the officiating clergyman being Rev. F.S.H. Marle [?], curate of St. Nicholas Church.

The mourners were Mr. W. Whiley (husband), Mrs. F. Whiley (daughter-in-law), Mr. N. Whiley (father-in-law), Mrs. A. Wirdnam (niece), Mr. and Mrs. Brice Kimber, and Miss E. Green and Mr. H. Mosdell (assistants).

A number of wreaths were sent from the sorrowing husband, Mrs. F.W. Wiley, Mr. and Mrs. T. Kimber and family, Mr. and Mrs. H. Cox and John, Miss E. Green, Mr and Mrs. H. Mosdell, Mr. and Mrs. T. Curry, Mr. and Mrs F.Rivers, Mr. and Mrs. E. Strange, Mr. and Mrs. A. Poole and Ellen, Mrs. E. Thomas, and Mrs. Titcomb.


The coffin was of polished oak, the name plate being inscribed, “Eliza Fanny Whiley, died April 21st 1918, aged 55 years.”


Messrs. Hart and Son were the undertakers.


Newbury Weekly News ? 1918


Son's name William Francis Whiley killed in action 21 March 1918 aged 28


BMD Death

Eliza Fanny Whiley aged 55 June Q 1918 Newbury 2c 304


Sources:Newbury Weekly News and BMD

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