1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Stephen William White

Contributed by: Sandra Talbot, on 2008-11-09

Stephen William White
Rank
First Name Stephen William
Surname White
Year of Birth 1894
Year of Death 1943
Regiment 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards
Place of Wartime Residence High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Stephen William's Story

He joined the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards in 1912.

and was sent to the front on the outbreak of war.

Following is from an article in the local paper published in 1917.

WYCOMBE MARSH

TROOPER WHITE WOUNDED

Amongst the men of Wycombe Marsh who have been wounded must be recorded the name of Trooper White, of the Royal Irish Dragoon Guards. Trooper White was a regular soldier, and went to the Front immediately on the outbreak of War. He was wounded on May 18th 1917, at St. Julien, and was in England for three months. He is now suffering from severe gunshot wounds in the arm and body, and is at present in the Red Cross Hospital at Netley. His present wounds were sustained whilst an attack was being made at ---------. He is likely to remain an inmate of the hospital for some considerable time, owing to the severe nature of wounds in the left arm.

His father, who is well-known in the district, is serving with the Army in Salonika, and his brother is with the forces in France.

Due to the wounds received, he subsequently lost his left arm through gangrene.

During the 2nd World War, he joined the auxillary service and was sent to South Africa, were he was involved in the supplying of warships. He fell seriously ill, and died out there and is buried in Durban.

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