Michael Charles WHITE

WHITE, Michael Charles

Service Number: 6367
Enlisted: 2 March 1915, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Brigade Train
Born: Bunbury, Western Australia, November 1890
Home Town: Bunbury, Bunbury, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Nephritis & Double Pneumonia, Norfolk War Hospital, Norwich, Norfolk, England , 29 January 1917
Cemetery: Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk, England
Row 54, Grave 698,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bunbury Roll of Honour, Bunbury War Memorial, Northam Fallen
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World War 1 Service

2 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, 6367, 6th Infantry Brigade Train, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
22 May 1915: Involvement Driver, 6367, 6th Infantry Brigade Train
22 May 1915: Embarked Driver, 6367, 6th Infantry Brigade Train, HMAT Afric, Melbourne
29 Jan 1917: Involvement Driver, 6367

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Joseph and Lavinia White of 15 Gladstone Street, Perth, WA formerly of Bunbury and Northam WA; brother of Joseph William White MSM who returned to Australia on 21 June 1919

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

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

Died on this date – 29th January…… Michael Charles White was born at Bunbury, Western Australia in 1889.

He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 2nd March, 1915 as a 24 year old, single, Labourer from Bunbury, Western Australia.

Driver Michael Charles White, Service number 6367, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on HMAT Afric (A19) on 22nd May, 1915 with the 6th Infantry Brigade Train, 16th Company, Army Service Corps.
On 20th March, 1916 Driver White proceeded to join B.E.F. (British Expeditionary Force) from Alexandria. He disembarked at Marseilles, France on 28th March, 1916.

He was temporarily attached to 21st Battalion in France from 21st June, 1916. Driver White rejoined his Unit from detachment on 28th July, 1916 & was attached to 6th Field Company Engineers on the same day. Driver White rejoined his Unit from detachment on 3rd August, 1916.

Driver White was temporarily attached to 21st Battalion in France from 19th October, 1916 & rejoined his Unit from detachment on 26th October, 1916.

On 29th December, 1916 Driver White was admitted to 5th Field Ambulance in France on 29th December, 1916 then transferred to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station. He was transferred to Ambulance Train 23 & admitted to 5th General Hospital at Rouen, France on 31st December, 1916 with Nephritis. Driver White embarked for England on Hospital Ship St. George on 8th January, 1917 with acute Nephritis.

He was admitted to Norfolk War Hospital, Norwich, Norfolk, England on 10th January, 1917 with slight nephritis. Driver White was reported as dangerously ill on 27th January, 1917.

Driver Michael Charles White died at 1.15 am on 29th January, 1917 at Norfolk War Hospital, Norwich, Norfolk, England from Nephritis & Double Pneumonia.
He was buried in Earlham Road Cemetery, Norwich, Norfolk, England where 23 other WW1 War Graves are located.

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

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