Thomas Henry William WHITE

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WHITE, Thomas Henry William

Service Number: 3502
Enlisted: 15 July 1915, Returned to Australia 20/1/1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 59th Infantry Battalion
Born: Balaclava, Victoria, Australia, May 1894
Home Town: St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Brassmoulder
Died: Broncho pneumonia, Military Hospital at Fovant, Wiltshire, England , 25 March 1917
Cemetery: Compton Chamberlayne Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

15 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3502, 6th Infantry Battalion, Returned to Australia 20/1/1916
11 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3502, 6th Infantry Battalion
11 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3502, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne
18 Feb 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 59th Infantry Battalion
25 Mar 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3502, 59th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 21 and the son of Thomas and Sophia White, of Oakleigh, Victoria.

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date - 25th March........Private Thomas Henry William White was born at Balaclava, Victoria in 1894. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 7th July, 1915 as a 21 year old Brass Moulder but working as a Tram Conductor from St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria.

Private White embarked from Melbourne on 11th October, 1915 & disembarked in Egypt. He was admitted to Hospital at Abbassia on 8th December, 1915 & was discharged to his Unit on 18th December, 1915. Private White was admitted to 1st Auxiliary Hospital on 21st December, 1915 with a hernia.

Private White returned to Australia & disembarked at Melbourne on 21st February, 1916 – not fit for duty due to a hernia. He was operated on & reported as fit for duty on 10th May, 1916.

Private White returned to duty on 6th June, 1916 as he had been certified fit for duty. He arrived in England on 18th February, 1917 for further training before being sent to the Front. Private White was posted to 15th Training Battalion at Hurdcott, Wiltshire on 18th February, 1917 from Australia. He was admitted to Military Hospital at Fovant with Bronchitis on 14th March, 1917.

Private Thomas Henry William White died at 12.10 p.m. on 25th March, 1917 at the Military Hospital at Fovant, Wiltshire, England from Broncho-pneumonia. He was buried in Compton Chamberlayne War Graves Cemetery, Wiltshire, England where 27 other WW1 Australian Soldiers are buried.
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