Herbert Hurtle WHITE


WHITE, Herbert Hurtle

Service Number: 255
Enlisted: 22 August 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Richmond, Victoria, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Glenelg, Holdfast Bay, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Iron-moulder
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 28 September 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm)
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Glenelg and District WW1 & WW2 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

22 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville, South Australia
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 255, 10th Infantry Battalion
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 255, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide
28 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 255, 10th Infantry Battalion

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News has been received of the death in action in France of Sergeant Hurtle H. White, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. White, Alison-street, Glenelg. He enlisted in August, 1914, and left Australia in October of the same year. He took part in the landing at Gallipoli of April 25, 1915. After five months on the Peninsula he contracted enteric fever and was invalided to England, where he remained some months. When the Australians were sent to France he joined them there, and was in the big push at Pozieres and many other charges, escaping with a few scratches. He was an all-round athlete and a particularly good runner. As a lacrosseur, he played for North Adelaide, Holdfast Bay, and Broken Hill clubs. He was always a keen soldier, and was a good rifle shot. He left a widow and two children, and was the eldest of three brothers at the front. Sergeant R. N. White, the youngest brother, is a prisoner in Germany, and Private L. W. White is with the Field Artillery in France." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 04 Nov 1916 (nla.gov.au)