Roy Neville WHITE

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WHITE, Roy Neville

Service Number: 364
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 8 June 1890
Home Town: Glenelg, Holdfast Bay, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk.
Died: Septic Pneumonia, Monkseaton, Northumberland, England, 6 December 1918, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Whitley Bay (Hartley South) Cemetery
C. C. 979
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

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 364, Morphettville, South Australia
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 364, 10th Infantry Battalion
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 364, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 364, 10th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
2 May 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 364, 10th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, GSW hand
16 Oct 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 10th Infantry Battalion
10 Apr 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 10th Infantry Battalion, Promoted TSgt 16/8/1916
27 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 364, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , GSW to hand
22 Aug 1916: Imprisoned Battle for Pozières , Temporary Sergeant Roy Neville White who was previously reported as Killed in action was now reported as having been captured as a Prisoner of War on 22nd August, 1916 at Pozieres. He was at Dulmen Camp on 16th September, 1916.
22 Aug 1916: Imprisoned Battle for Pozières
6 Dec 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 364, 10th Infantry Battalion
6 Dec 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 364, 10th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

Report KIA in the newspaper report below, but was infact captured at Pozierers 22 Aug 1916 and taken prisoner - Returned to England after the war and died 3 weeks later there of Pneumonia.

THE LATE CORPORAL R. N. WHITE.

News has been received that Corporal Roy N. White, youngest son of F. and W. H. White, Glenelg, was killed in action in France on August 22. He enlisted in August, 1914, and left Australia in October of the same year. He took part in the landing at Gallipoli, where he was wounded, and after four months in England returned, and was on the peninsula until the evacuation. He was wounded again in France. At the time of enlisting he was employed in the offices of the S.A. Railways. He played for the Holdfast Bay Lacrosse Club. For many years he was a chorister at St. Peter's Church, Glenelg. He was 26 years of age." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 14 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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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 – 6th December..... Roy Neville White was born in Melbourne, Victoria in 1890. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 19th August, 1914 as a 24 year old, single, Clerk (with South Australian Railways) from Glenelg, South Australia.

Private Roy Neville White & his brother Corporal Herbert Hurtle White both embarked from Adelaide, South Australia on HMAT Ascanius (A11) on 20th October, 1914 with the 10th Infantry Battalion “G” Company & disembarked at Alexandria on 8th December, 1914.

Private Roy Neville White was wounded in action at Gallipoli between 25-29th April, 1915 with gunshot wounds to hand. He was admitted to 17th General Hospital at Alexandria on 2nd May, 1915 then transferred to England where he was admitted to 2nd Western General Hospital at Manchester, England on 29th May, 1915.

Private Roy Neville White rejoined his Battalion at Gallipoli on 29th September, 1915. He was appointed Lance Corporal on 12th October, 1915.

Lance Corporal Roy Neville White disembarked from Seang Bee at Alexandria on 29th December, 1915 (after evacuation of Gallipoli). He proceeded to France & arrived there on 3rd April, 1916.

Lance Corporal White was appointed Corporal on 10th April, 1916 while posted at Strazelle, France. He was admitted to Casualty Clearing Station on 26th July, 1916 with gunshot wounds to hand. The 10th Battalion were at Pozieres. He was discharged to duty on 28th July, 1916.

Corporal Roy Neville White was promoted to Temporary Sergeant on 16th August, 1916.
Temporary Sergeant Roy Neville White was listed as Killed in action on 22nd August, 1916.

Temporary Sergeant Roy Neville White who was previously reported as Killed in action was now reported as having been captured as a Prisoner of War on 22nd August, 1916 at Pozieres. He was at Dulmen Camp on 16th September, 1916.

Sergeant R. N. White, 10th Battalion signed a letter on 20th September, 1916 from Groupe 3, 37th Coy., Gefangenenlager, Dulmen i Westf, Germany which reads: “The Commandant, Australian Administrative Office, 130, Horseferry Road, London – On the morning of the 22nd August, I, with other members of my Battalion, was taken prisoner after an attack made by us, and the previous evening took Identity discs and paybooks from the following deceased soldiers, who were killed during the attack on the 21st August……..(7 soldiers named). Will you please advise the 10th Battalion of the above.”

Sergeant Roy Neville White was transferred to Holland from Prisoner of War Camp on 12th October, 1918. He arrived in England on 18th November, 1918 & reported to Headquarters on 20th November, 1918.
Sergeant Roy Neville White was granted leave & was to report back to Headquarters on 20th December, 1918.

A message was sent on 11th December, 1918 to Mrs Eliza White, Alison Street, Glenelg, South Australia advising “Temporary Sergeant Roy White dangerously ill at Residence of Mr Gill Mokeaton England. Further progress report expected.”

Sergeant Roy Neville White died on 6th December, 1918 at 7 Gladstone Avenue, Monkseaton, Northumberland, England from Septic Pneumonia.
Sergeant Roy Neville White was buried in Whitley Bay Cemetery, North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear & shares a Private Headstone.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)
https://ww1austburialsuk.weebly.com/whitley-bay.html

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