Jasper Ray WHITE MM


WHITE, Jasper Ray

Service Number: 66150
Enlisted: 15 March 1915
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: Unspecified Canadian Army Units
Born: Hallett, South Australia, 28 August 1892
Home Town: Clare, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, South Australia
Schooling: Stanley Flat State School, South Australia
Occupation: Electrician
Died: Killed in action, France, 17 September 1916, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont
I. F. 16.
Memorials: Clare WW1 Memorial Arch
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World War 1 Service

15 Mar 1915: Enlisted Other Commonwealth Forces, Lance Corporal, SN 66150, Unspecified Canadian Army Units

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Son of Edward WHITE and Louisa nee HART

Mrs. White, of Stanley Flat, has now received definite information that her youngest son, Lance-Corporal J.R. White, who was serving with a Canadian Division, had been killed in  action in France on Sept. 17. Lance-Corporal White was in the United States when the war broke out, and shortly afterwards journeyed to Canada and joined the Canadian Rifles,  and at the time of his death was acting as a stretcher-bearer. 
A Canadian paper gives an account of the splendid done work by Lance-Corporal White and another stretcher-bearer at an engagement in which the Canadians took part. The deceased soldier was 24 years of age. Writing to a brother of the deceased in West Australia, Chaplain C. Stuart, of the Canadian Division, says:—"I deeply regret to have to tell  you the sad news of the death of your brother, , Lance-Corporal J. R. White, of this battalion, who was killed in action on Sept. 17. He met his death while doing his old work as a  stretcher-brearer after all the others had been knocked out. It was a magnificent end; a fitting close to a career which has been marked, all along by fear-less courage and  bravery. He was a prime favorite with everyone, and the men always wanted him with them in the trenches. Thank God, his death was instantaneous, so that he cannot have  suffered any pain. May I offer you the deepest sympathy of the whole battalion in your loss. Your brother was universally well liked and respected as a splendid worker and a good comrade." A twin sister of deceased has recently gone to the front from West Australia as a hospital nurse.