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, 8 June 1890
Home Town: Glenelg, Holdfast Bay, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk.
Died: Septic Pneumonia, Monkseaton, 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
22 Aug 1916: Imprisoned Pozières
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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