Gordon Leslie WHITE

WHITE, Gordon Leslie

Service Number: 644
Enlisted: 5 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Broken Hill, New South Wales, March 1897
Home Town: Hectorville, South Australia
Schooling: Payneham School
Occupation: Horse Driver
Died: Died of wounds, Abbeville, France, 14 October 1918
Cemetery: Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension
Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Abbeville, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Magill War Memorial, Payneham District Council Roll of Honor, Payneham Roll of Honour, St Peters Heroes of the Great War Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

5 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 644, Keswick, South Australia
18 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 644, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '17' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Geelong embarkation_ship_number: A2 public_note: ''
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 644, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide

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Next Of Kin: Mother, Mrs A S White, East Street, Hectorville, South Australia.

"..644 Private Gordon Leslie White, 32nd Battalion. A gardener from Hectorville, South Australia, prior to enlistment, he embarked with B Company from Adelaide on 18 November 1915 aboard HMAT Geelong (A2) for Suez. He was hospitalised in Egypt and consequently he did not join his battalion on the Western front until 26 September 1916. Pte white was wounded in action near Etricourt, France, on 29 September 1918 and died of these wounds in No3 Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, on 14 October 1918. He was aged 21 years." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)