08:22AM, Wednesday 24 October 2012
A researcher is attempting to track down information about a First World War hero who served in the 1st Warwickshire Royal Horse Artillery.
Alfred Frank Leslie Wheeler was born in Maidenhead in 1897 but died aged just 20 on March 4, 1917.
Little is known about the gunner, but he was still listed as a Maidenhead resident when he died and is buried at Grove Town Cemetery in Meaulte in France.
Gulf war veteran David Eason, from Leamington Spa, is compiling an online roll of honour for members of the 1st Warwickshire Royal Horse Artillery who served between 1914 and 1919 and is hoping to gather more details of Wheeler's short life.
Wheeler is known to have joined the 15th Warwick Brigade at some point after August 1914 but there is no record of his parents' names or the circumstances behind his death except that he died in the Le Transloy area of France.
He is commemorated by name on the regiment's memorial plaque and book of remembrance at St Mary's Church in Warwick.
Contact David on 07896 201176 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with any information.
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