Stephen William Wheeler

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England, Vereinigtes Königreich
British Expeditionary Force
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Woolwich, Kent, England, Vereinigtes Königreich
 —  Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment), 1st Bn. attd. 15th Bn.  (Angeschlossen)

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Houthulst Forest, Belgien
Im Kampf gefallen


Auszeichnungen und Orden 3

1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Medaille — 28/04/1921
Victory Medal
Medaille — 28/04/1921

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Meine Geschichte

Stephen William Wheeler born in 1889 in Hackney, Middlesex worked as a storekeeper before the war. In April 1915 he enlisted and served as a Private in the Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby) Regiment 1st Battalion. Though in October 1917 during the Battle of Passchendaele he was attached to the Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby) Regiment, 15th Battalion, part of the 105th Brigade, of the 35th Division, which was positioned south of the Houthulst Forrest from the 21st of October onwards.

On the morning of the 22nd of October the 35th Division attacked German positions in the forest. The 15th Sherwood Foresters were supporting the two attacking Battalions (14th and 16th Cheshires) of the 105th Brigade. As the advance immediately encountered strong opposition the 15th Foresters were sent up to attack strongpoints on the edge of the ruined wood. When the 16th Cheshires on the right of the 105th Brigade’s front were beaten back by a German counterattack a platoon of the 15th Foresters were sent up to close the gap.

In the early morning of 23 October 1917 another German counterattack developed. It was aimed at the junction of the Brigade and the French Troops on their left, near Panama House. But the Cheshires and “X” Company of the 15th Foresters supported by an artillery barrage managed to fend of the attack.

Throughout the three days the 15th Foresters were in the frontline at Houthulst Forest they suffered a total of 198 casualties. Private Stephen William Wheeler Wheeler was one of them. The 28-year old was killed in action on the 23rd of October 1917. He has no known grave and is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial.

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"Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., London, Uniform, 2018, pg. 140-141.
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"The Blast War: A History of Nottingham's Bantams. 15th (S) Battalion Sherwood Foresters 1915-1919", Bacon M. and Langley D., Nottingham, The Sherwood Press Ltd., p. 48-49.
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The Long, Long Trail
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War Diary Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby) Regiment, 15th Bn.
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