Robert White

First Name: 
Robert
Last Name: 
White
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, August 11, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Sergeant
Unit: 
1st Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

Robert White (Service No 311/2252), was born in Midlothian, Scotland around 1884.

At enlistment, he was 31 years old, married, worked as a miner, lived in Corrimal, N.S.W. and had served 3 years with the Natal Carbineers. He listed his wife Grace, in Scotland, as his next of kin.

Robert embarked with Australian Navy & Military Expedition Force (Tropical Unit), C Company, in August 1914, and served in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, until he was discharged as a Sergeant, on 4th March 1915.

He re enlisted soon after, on 14th April 1915, and embarked on HMAT A63 Karoola, with 1st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement, on 16th June 1915. Robert arrived in Gallipoli, Turkey, on 6th August 1915 and was wounded at Lone Pine, sometime between 6th and 9th August. He was evacuated to hospital in Egypt and England, for treatment of severe gun shot wounds to his face chest and testicles. Robert was repatriated to Australia in May 1916, and discharged medically unfit, on 18th September 1916. A pension was granted for Robert, his wife and one child.

No further information is available for Robert White.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, WHITE R

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