Regimental number6973
Date of birth6 May 1882
Place of birthWakefield, Yorkshire, England
SchoolState School, Victoria
Age on arrival in Australia3
ReligionChurch of England
AddressEast Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 2.75"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs L White, 23 Grant Street off Moreland Road, East Brunswick, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected on account of height)
Enlistment date7 August 1917
Place of enlistmentBrunswick, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, 1918 France
Age at death37
Place of burialCrucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot V, Row E, Grave 9), Villers-Brettoneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 21 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 15 December 1917.

Embarked to join the British Expeditionary Force, 8 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 13 January 1918; left in Isolation Hospital, Cherbourg, France, 22 January 1918.

Marched in to 6th Training Bn, Fovant, England, 13 February 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 29 April 1918; taken on strength, 23rd Bn, in the field, 7 May 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

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