WHITE, Henry
(Service number 83792)

First Rank Last Rank


Date 28 September 1890 Place of Birth NZ

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Makikihi
Occupation Farm labourer & potato grower
Previous Military Experience Studholme Mounted Rifles - disbanded
Marital Status Single 1917; married 1918
Next of Kin Mrs J. M. WHITE (wife), Sherman Street, Waimate
Religion Church of England
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Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

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Date 25 May 1965 Age 74 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Lawn Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Henry White was the eldest of Joseph and Ellen (née Wilks) White. His father Joseph died in 1897, and his youngest brother, Joseph, died in 1915. Henry was called up in 1917. His appeal was dismissed and he was set down for home service. when he applied for time till July 1918, it was agreed to. He had married Johanna Mary Farrell on 21 January 1918 at Waimate. His brother, Sergeant William White, was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal during the fighting on the Western Front in mid 1918.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [15 September 2019]; Waimate Cemetery burial record (Waimate District Council) [17 September 2019]; Timaru Herald, 21 September 1897, Waimate Daily Advertiser, 17 April 1917, 10 April 1918 (Papers Past) [15 & 17 September 2019]

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