Date of death:
Wharton Guy Fitzgerald
2nd Bn.Durham Light Infantry attd.
1st Bn. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
4 august 1894
9 may 1915
Son of John Henry Turner Wharton and Edith Wharton, of "Cherwell," Westwood Rd., Southampton
Educated at Scaitcliffe, Charterhouse, and the R.M.C., Sandhurst
Brandhoek Military Cemetery
Plot I , Row A , Stone 19
* Was a member of a well-known military family, his paternal great – grandfather fought at Waterloo.
8 august 1914
8 may 1915
Gazetted to the 2nd Battalion The Durham Light Infantry (formerly commanded by his uncle, Brigadier-General H. S. FitzGerald, C.B.)
Promoted temporary Lieutenant
Receiving the substantive rank to date
For active service in the Great War Lieutenant Wharton was attached to the 1st Battalion King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry), and went with them to Flanders.
He was wounded three times while showing extraordinary gallantry in going out of trenches to rally his men during a heavy attack at Verlorenhoek, north-east of Ypres, during the second battle of Ypres .
He was taken to the Convent of Brandhoek, on the Ypres-Poperinghe road, where he died on the following day, and was buried in the meadow adjoining the Convent.