The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Gunner John White

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Neil Lee; Pagewood NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great uncle ?


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