Whitear Family

Whitear Family

Walter and Arthur’s father came to Micheldever from Curdridge in 1921. He was a thatcher as was Bill another brother of Arthur – a big family with several more brothers and sisters. Their mother came from Longparish.


Walter Frederick Whitear - married to Molly.


Molly ran the parish Poppy Appeal 1976-1988 including collections at all three churches and a whist drive.


Arthur Clarence Whitear.


Fred’s brother, Geoff’s uncle. He was an Ammunition Technician/Operative in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps. At West Moors Ammunition Depot, he was in an explosion 1941. He had exchanged duties with a friend who needed to go on Compassionate Leave. 


See War Memorial and Supplementary Information


Fred and Molly Whitear's children:


1. Geoffrey - National Service Royal Army Service Corps – 1954-57.

Long distance driver for Southampton firm.

Cricketer. Footballer and North Hants football referee, Bell ringer


m. Jill Viney – see Mansbridge Family


Parish Councillor - see photo

WI President – See WI in History/Groups;

Church organist;

Pre-school Play Group Supervisor.


Daughter Laura


2. Robert (Bob)


3. Tony – son Martyn - keeps family archive and genealogy


Links –


Mansbridge Family


War Memorial WWII - Arthur Clarence Whitear

Whitear Family
Whitear Family

Fred Whitear War Service Pioneer Corps

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Jill Whitear
Jill Whitear

Visit of Mayor of Winchester (Mrs Shore) to Micheldever about 1976 Front – Jill (Parish Councillor); Mr Shore (husband of Mayor); Mrs Edith Bassett (old guest); Mrs Shore (Mayor) Mary Alcock (young guest); Queenie Withers (looking after Mrs B) Rear - Ron Durrant (Chairman of PC); Mrs Lonsdale; Fred Messenger (East Stratton).

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Fred & Molly Whitear
Fred & Molly Whitear

Fred and Molly Whitear at the Grave of Arthur Clarence Whitear at Damerham 1986

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Whitear Family
Whitear Family

Fred Whitear War Service Pioneer Corps

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