Regimental number284
Place of birthViolet Town Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressViolet Town, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinFather, Abel White, Violet Town, Victoria
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 15, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 December 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On one occasion he and the No. 2 gunner were buried by a shell explosion. Having extricated himself, he dug his companion out, and carried him through heavy shell fire to medical aid. Although severely injured and shaken, he returned to his gun, and carried on with most resolute determination until relieved some hours later. On another occasion, when wounded in the head and face, and almost blinded, he stuck to his gun, and only left his post in obedience to orders. His gallantry and endurance have been very conspicuous on many occasions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Date of death19 November 1938
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery