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Serjeant ALBERT WHITE

Service Number: 24866
Regiment & Unit/Ship

South Wales Borderers

2nd Bn.

Date of Death

Died 19 May 1917

Age 23 years old

Buried or commemorated at

ARRAS MEMORIAL

Bay 6.

France

  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Awards Victoria Cross
  • Additional Info Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. White, of 58, Lamb St., Liverpool.
  • Additional Citation note

    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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