William P. Whitehead, Police Constable
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From St. Thomas and Its Men of Affairs (grammar and spelling are as originally published):
Born 1880 in the county of Westmoreland, England; son of Robert and Mary Whitehead. At the age of 17 years he became engaged in the cartage business and two years later joined the Goldstream Guards of the regular army in London, England. Was stationed in London with his regiment for fourteen months and then went on active service in South Africa in the Boer war for two years and four months; while in Africa he was a member of an execution firing party of eight; returning to London he was granted his discharge and for the following six months again engaged in the cartage business; joined the police force in Barrow-in-Furnace, Lancashire, and served on that force until 1907 when he came to St. Thomas, securing employment with the Wabash railroad as fireman; remained with that company until 1913 when he was a successful applicant for a vacancy on the local police force.
Member of the B. of L. F. & E., and the Church of England.
Married, in 1905, to Miss Ann J. Foster, of Whitehaven, England. There are two boys in the family.
Residence: 19 Meda street.
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