Letter in the Attic

Letters relating to Private Herbert Percy Whitehouse (c1890-1916), 9th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment.

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Four letters to Ethel Whitehouse, two from her husband Herbert Percy at the Western Front and two of condolence after he had been killed.

Biographical information

Herbert Percy Whitehouse was brought up near Epsom, Surrey. He married his wife Ethel Wilkins at Epsom in the June quarter of 1906 and had two children with her (born 1907 and 1910).

The couple subsequently moved to Brighton, probably taking up residence in the same house in Newport Street where Ethel died in 1963.

HPW was killed on 14 February, 1916 just outside Ypres.

Name of creator(s)

Whitehouse, Herbert Percy, 1875-1916, Private

Dates covered by the material


Extent and form of the material

4 digital scans

Access conditions



The originals of the letters have been retained by HPW's descendents.


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