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Ashton Codrington WHITE

Regimental number2557
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
SchoolEast Perth State School, Western Australia
ReligionCongregational
OccupationFarmer
AddressBruce Rock, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, William Thomas White, Enginyn, Bruce Rock, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in School Cadets
Enlistment date29 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Sergeant
Unit name28th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 6 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death21
Place of burialEstaires Communal Cemetery (Plot II, Row R, Grave 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
154
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Trinity Uniting (formerly Congregational) Church, Perth, Western Australia. Memorial consists of two arched stained glass windows (inscription left: 'I will not fail thee nor forsake thee. Be strong and of a good courage'; inscription right: 'I have fought the good fight. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness.' Centred beneath the windows is a small brass plaque: 'World's War. Commenced 4th August 1914. Armistice signed 11th November 1918. Peace signed 28th June 1919. In the cause of truth combined for the freedom of mankind.' Beneath the windows and flanking the plaque left and right are two larger brass plaques bearing the names of members of the parish who served in the war. Those who died are marked with an asterisk and the words 'These died for us'. Parents: William and Thomas Mary WHITE
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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