William White

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 13582
  • Rank: Guardsman
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 26
  • Date of Death: 16.09.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XIII.Z.10.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 17 Mortimer Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Butcher
  • Mother:

    Elizabeth White, 17 Mortimer St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Richard White, 17 Mortimer St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    James

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William White

3582 Pte. William White, 1st Scots Guards. The son of Richard and Elizabeth White, 17 Mortimer Street. He returned from South Africa to enlist. He was the brother of Sgt James White, 470678, 4th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.

TWO DUNDEE GUARDSMEN KILLED IN ACTION. Two Dundee members of the Scots Guards are officially reported killed.
Mr Richard White, 17 Mortimer Street, has been notified that his son, Pte. William White, was killed in action on 16th Sept.
Deceased soldier, whose photograph is reproduced above, was 26 years of age. He served his apprenticeship as a butcher with Mr J. Clark, Strathmartine Road, Dundee, and a number of years ago emigrated to South Africa, where he was employed in Durban by Sparks & Young, Ltd. Private White returned to Dundee about eighteen months ago, and joined the machine gun section of the Scots Guards. He had been in the firing line for over a year.
A son of Mr White is serving at the front with the Canadian Expeditionary Force. The Courier, Friday, 13 October 1916, 4.

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