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Trooper Edward White

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Edward Charles White

Ancestor's date of birth: 08/05/1884

Ancestor's date of death: Not stated

Cause of Death: Not stated

Service Number: 2068

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney

Unit: A Squadron, 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: On enlistment

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): LT, Date Effective: 06/08/1918

Murray Page: 127

Contingent: Fifth NSW Contingent

Ship: British Princess, Date of Sailing: 21/03/1901

Memorial details: Not stated

Decorations: QSA with Transvaal, Orange Free State, SA1901, SA1902 clasps. BWM, VM.

Personal Characteristics: Born in Chester England. He was a builder and Architect from Marrickville NSW. He died in Newcastle NSW. Height: 180 cm, weight: 85 kg of fresh complexion with blue eyes and black hair.

Reasons to go and fight: Not stated

Details of service in war: April 1901 - April 1902 in Free State and East Transvaal including Boer breakthrough at Langverwacht (24 February 1902).

Service and life after the Boer War: Married Maud and lived in Marrickville. Served in the 5th NSW Scottish Rifles for 12 years. Joined the AIF on 22 August 1916 WW1 He was a Lt Royal Australian Engineers, 2nd FD Company Engineers, 1 Division. Served in France.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: M Hopkins, Huntley Point NSW

Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Niece


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