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Private Arthur White

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Arthur Alfred White

Ancestor's date of birth: 15/05/1878 (Christchurch New Zealand)

Ancestor's date of death: 01/06/1955

Cause of Death: Cholangitis and Coronary Thrombosis

Service Number: 95

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Melbourne

Unit: 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: On Enlistment

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer war service

Murray Page: 262

Contingent: Fourth Victorian

Ship: Victorian, Date of Sailing: 01/05/1900

Memorial details: Buried at Ferntree Gully Cemetery, Allot 25 row 6 CofE Comp A

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with 3 Clasps Cape Colony, Rhodesia, SA01.

Personal Characteristics: Height: 168 cm

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: Disembarked Biera 23 May 1900. May 1900 - June 1901 in Rhodesia, west Transvaal under Cape Colony including relief of Philipstown (11 February 1901), capture of Boer guns at Read's Drift (23 February 1901), and capture of Boer patrol near Doornkloof (1 March 1901). Left for Australia 12 July 1901 on the Orient.

Service and life after the Boer War: Arrived in Melbourne 12 July 1901. Married Lilian Rose Shearn in 1903.Moved to Rathdowne Street, Carlton in 1912. Became a hairdresser in Carlton until the late 1940s. Had four childrenfrom 1904 to 1918 Leslie, Doris, Lewis, Alan,

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Owen White, Kew VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson


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