Regimental number2025
Place of birthEnnis, Co Clare, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressRockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 5.5"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Thomas White, Annie Street, Torwood, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 7 years in the Queensland Irish Volunteers.
Enlistment date24 February 1916
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name49th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/66/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Discharge date10 November 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked, Sydney, 3 May 1916; disembarked, Egypt, 13 June 1916; embarked, Alexandria, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 6 August 1916; taken on strength of 42nd Bn from 49th Bn, England, 30 December 1916; proceeded oversesa to France via Folkestone, 31 December 1916; marched into Base Depot, Etaples, France, 1 January 1917; joined unit, in the field, 11 January 1917.

Found guilty, 9 February 1917, of (1) failing to appear in place at parade, 28 January 1917: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 32nd Stationary Hospital (bronchitis), Wimereux, 18 February 1917; embarked for England, 26 February 1917; admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Dudley Road, Enlgand, 27 February 1917; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 11 May 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 11 June 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor' for home service (age), 22 July 1917; disembarked, Melbourne, for onward travel to Brisbane, 24 September 1917; discharged (old age), Brisbane, 10 November 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WHITE John