WHITE, William
(Service number 6/3199)

First Rank Private Last Rank Sergeant Major


Date 14 June 1896 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Makikihi
Occupation Farm worker
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs E. WHITE (mother), Makikihi, South Canterbury
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 7th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 9 October 1915
Transport Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With 1st Canterbury Regiment

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards Distinguished Conduct Medal

Award Circumstances and Date

For gallantry in the field, 1918

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date 13 April 1919 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 22 October 1979 Age 83 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Lawn Cemetery
Memorial Reference RSA Area, Row 15, Plot 115
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William White was the son of Joseph and Ellen (née Wilks) White. His father Joseph died in 1897, and a younger brother, Joseph, died in 1915. William was educated at Hook School. His brother Henry was called up in 1917. Sergeant William White was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal during the fighting on the Western Front in mid 1918.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [15 September 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs); Waimate Cemetery burial record (Waimate District Council) [15 September 2019]; Timaru Herald, 21 September 1897, 13 July 1918 (Papers Past) [15 September 2019]

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