WHITE, William Frederick Osborne
(Service number 78604)

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Date 28 November 1898 Place of Birth Dunedin

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Sutherlands, South Canterbury
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs J. M. WHITE (mother), Sutherlands, Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 40th Reinforcements, A Company
Date 10 July 1918
Transport Tahiti
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Place of Death
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Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials Sutherlands War Memorial (W. WHITE - also served)

Biographical Notes

William Frederick Osborne White was the eldest of the three sons of Ernest and Jeanie Marshall (née Cleland) White. he was educated at totara Valley and Sutherlands schools in South Canterbury. On 28 September 1922 at Timaru, William married Susannah Miller (Phyllis) Copeland.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [11 August 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [11 August 2017]

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