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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

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