Born in Shoreditch, London. His father was a house decorator and his mother, who became head of the family when Onslow was quite young, worked as a dressmaker. All his siblings were put to work in the tailoring trade. However by 1905 he was successful enough to build a house in Letchworth which was designed by the Scottish architect, Albert Randall Wells (1877-1942). Whiting added a studio in 1910 to a design” by the Leicester-based architect, Cecil Horace Hignett (1879-1960).

Between about 1901-27 Whiting worked as a teacher of silversmithing and goldsmithing, metal casting, modelling, etc. at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, London. Known works by him include Letchworth's memorial to the fallen of the First World War, which is located in Station Place (unveiled 11 December 1921). — Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture

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Academy Architecture and Architectural Review. Ed. Alexander Koch. London: Academy Architecture, 1903. No. 1817. Internet Archive copy from University of Toronto Libraries. Web. 16 May 2013.

“Onslow Ernest Whiting.” Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain & Ireland 1851-1951. Web. 6 April 2016.

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