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White, Walter (2273)

Place of Birth: Dorset, England

Age: 32 years 5 months

Enlistment Details: Friday, 5 March 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 2273            view online service record

Marine Hotel, Nott Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
George White (father)
3 West Street
Winbourne, Dorset, England

Embarkation Details:
Date: Thursday, 17 June 1915
Ship: HMAT Wandilla A62
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion – 6th Reinforcements

KIA: Wednesday, 19 July 1916
Place: France

Private, 60 Infantry, killed in action 19 July, 1916, France, aged commemorated VC Corner Australian Cemetery, France.

Father: George WHITE, born Hampshire, England (arrived c. 1904 at 20 years), educated C of E School, Dorset, England. He enlisted as a 32-year-old labourer with his father next of kin in Dorset, his own address, c/o Marine Hotel, Port Melbourne and noted as working for the Melbourne Gas and Water Company. Like hundreds of other Australians, he was posted as Missing at Fromelles, later confirmed killed at a Court of Enquiry in August, 1917. Circular returned by his father noted White served (as Able Seaman) for 10 years in the Royal Navy.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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