The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Gunner John White|
Ancestor's Name: John Archabold White
Ancestor's date of birth: 21/07/1876
Ancestor's date of death: 1966?
Cause of Death: Detail not provided.
Service and Life Before the Boer War: A butcher by trade, was serving in the NSW Permanent Artillery at the time the war broke out.
Service Number: 2888
Colony or State of enlistment: NSW Place of Enlistment: Sydney
Unit: A Battery royal Aust Artillery
Rank attained in Boer War: GNR, Date Effective: 1899 ?
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Not known
Murray Page: 55
Contingent: Second New South Wales.
Ship: Warrigal, Date of Sailing: 30/12/1899
Memorial details: Detail not provided
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Transvaal and South Africa 1901 clasps. British War Medal.
Personal Characteristics: 167 cm tall, 71 kg, Blue eyes, fair hair and of fresh complexion.
Reasons to go and fight: Soldier serving in the Permanent Military Forces.
Details of service in war: February 1900 - August 1901 in Cape Colony and Transvaal.
Service and life after the Boer War: Married Julia, had 5 Children, worked as a butcher, lived in Waterloo NSW. Joined the AIF on 22 August 1918. Appears to have been determined a medically unfit and discharged soon after.
Name of Descendant: Neil Lee; Pagewood NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great uncle ?