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Charles WHITE

Regimental number5453
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
Address170 Beach Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 5.5"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Phoebe White, 46 Rowan Street, Belfast, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 March 1916
Place of enlistmentFremantle, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date1 April 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Fremantle, 9 August 1916; disembarked, Plymouth, England, 25 September 1916; marched into 7th Training Bn, Rollestone, 26 September 1916; proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone, 19 November 1916; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, France, 20 November 916; proceeded to join unit, 3 December 1916; taken on strength of 28th Bn, in the field, 4 December 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 19 March 1917.

Found guilty, 18 June 1917, of (1) conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he left the train whilst travelling between Varennes and Babaume without permission, 16 June 1917: forfeits Lance rank.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 23 June 1917; promoted to Corporal to complete establishment, 19 September 1917; marched into 7th Training Bn from France, Rollestone, England, 22 September 1917; attached for duty with permanent Cadre of 7th Training Bn, 22 September 1917. Reported absent without leave, Fovant, 18 October 1917; declared an illegal absentee, 28 November 1917; discharged (desertion), London, 1 April 1920, and forfeited all pay owed from, 18 October 1917, until, 1 April 1920.

Medals: none
SourcesNAA: B2455, WHITE Charles

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