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Herbert Gladstone WHITE

Regimental number234
Place of birthCarlton, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationPainter
AddressPark View Road, Alphington, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 3"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Marie White, Park View Road, Alphington, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1917
Medals

Military Medal

'Near FLERS on 22nd October, 1916, and subsequent days Lance Corporal WHITE showed conspicuous devotion to duty with his squad of stretcher bearers carrying away wounded under shell fire and was always ready to volunteer for further work despite great fatigue and exhaustion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Discharge date27 March 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915. Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 3 December 1915. Marched in to 2nd Field Ambulance, 24 February 1916; transferred to No. 14 Field Ambulance, 14 February 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 25 June 1916. To England on leave, 3 December 1916; rejoined unit from leave, 18 December 1916. Awarded Military Medal, 1 February 1917. Promoted Corporal, 21 May 1917. To hospital, 13 July 1917 (no details recorded); discharged from hospital, 24 July 1917.

Transferred to AIF Headquarters, 12 October 1917. Marched in to AAMC Training Depot, Parkhouse, England, 26 October 1917; to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 29 November 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'A54', 20 December 1917; disembarked Melbourne,13 February 1918; discharged ('family reasons'), 27 March 1918.

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

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