Edwin James White

First Name: 
Edwin
Middle Name: 
James
Last Name: 
White
Mother's Name: 
Hephzibah (nee Dean)
Father's Name: 
Joseph White
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, May 11, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
6th Field Artillery Brigade
Company: 
17th Battery
Service: 
Artillery
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Monday, June 25, 1917
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Died of wounds received
Details: 

Edwin White (Service No 1418) was born in 1895. At the time of enlistment he was a single 20 year old farmer from Wollongong and had served 4 years in the CMF. He embarked on HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 23rd October 1915 with 12th Reinforcements, 6th Light Horse.

On arrival in Egypt on the 14th December 1915 Edwin was admitted to hospital with mumps. On 21st August 1916 he was transferred to 1st Field Artillery Brigade in France and saw service with them until he was admitted to hospital with trench foot on 22nd November 1916. He spent some time in England for treatment and on 15th June1917 he returned to the Western Front, joining 17th Battery on 21st June 1917.

On 25th June 1917 he was admitted to the first Australian Casualty Clearing Station for treatment of gun shot wounds to his arm, thigh and side. He did not recover and died from these wounds the same day. Edwin is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension Plot III, Row D, Grave 107.

Sources: 
NAA B2455, WHITE E J

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