Casualty details

WHITE, ALBERT

Rank:
Serjeant
Service No:
24866
Date of Death:
19/05/1917
Age:
23
Regiment/Service:
South Wales Borderers
 
2nd Bn.
Awards:
V C
Panel Reference
Bay 6.
Memorial
ARRAS MEMORIAL

Additional Information:

Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. White, of 58, Lamb St., Liverpool.


Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette," dated 27th June, 1917, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. Realising during an attack that one of the enemy's machine guns, which had previously been located, would probably hold up the whole advance of his Company, Serjt. White, without the slightest hesitation and regardless of all personal danger, dashed ahead of his Company to capture the gun. When within a few yards of the gun he fell riddled with bullets, having thus willingly sacrificed his life in order that he might secure the success of the operations and the welfare of his comrades."

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ARRAS MEMORIAL

Casualty Record Detail
Country:
France
Locality:
Pas de Calais

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