Frederick Alexander WHITE

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WHITE, Frederick Alexander

Service Number: 4782
Enlisted: 7 September 1915, Rockhampton, Queensland
Last Rank: Lance Sergeant
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: North Pine, Queensland, 29 May 1881
Home Town: North Pine, Queensland
Schooling: North Pine State School
Occupation: Mounted police constable
Died: Killed in Action, Morlancourt, France, 10 June 1918, aged 37 years
Cemetery: Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Redland Bay M*
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World War 1 Service

7 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4782, Rockhampton, Queensland
12 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 4782, 25th Infantry Battalion, RMS Mooltan, Sydney
12 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 4782, 25th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
14 Nov 1916: Wounded SN 4782, 25th Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt, GSW (ankle)
20 Mar 1917: Wounded Corporal, SN 4782, 25th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages, 2nd occasion - GSW (right shoulder)
10 Jun 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, SN 4782, 25th Infantry Battalion, Merris (France)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...Two brothers, both of the 25th Battalion. 4782 Private Frederick Alexander White, of Rockhampton, Qld, and 4785 Pte Albert White of North Pine, Qld. The brothers enlisted in September 1915 and embarked together with the 12th Reinforcements from Sydney on board RMS Mooltan on 12 April 1916. Frederick White was appointed Acting Corporal for the duration of the voyage, reverting to the rank of Private in July 1916. The brothers arrived in France for service on the Western Front on 11 September 1916. For Frederick White several periods as Acting Corporal followed until being permanently promoted in March 1917. In September he was appointed Lance Sergeant. Both brothers were wounded in action in November 1916 and March 1917. Frederick, aged 37, and Albert, aged 26, were killed in action at Morlancourt, France, on 10 June 1918." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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