White, Edward

White, Edward


Military History:


Regiment:                               Labour Corps

Rank:                                      Private

Regimental Number:              584502

Date of Enlisting:                   14.4.1901

Date of death:                        1928

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

UK Cemetery/Memorial:       St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour
St Mary’s Churchyard, Ashwell, Hertfordshire


Edward first enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment, Regimental Number 6963 on 14th January 1901.  He left the regular army in about 1899 but remained as a reserve soldier until the outbreak of WW1. He saw active service on the Western Front and right at the start of the War, in September 1914, Edward received a gunshot wound to his right arm.  He then transferred to the Royal Irish Fusiliers, Regimental Number 22262. In December 1916 Edward developed problems with the connective tissues of his hands and was transferred to the Labour Corps, Regimental Number 584502.  He survived the War and died in 1928.  He is buried in St Mary’s churchyard, Ashwell, Hertfordshire.

Edward was awarded the 1914 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Birth:                2nd quarter 1883

Birth Place:                   Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                      1st quarter 1910


Edward was born at Ashwell, Hertfordshire in the 2nd quarter 1883, the sixth son of Thomas and Sarah (nee Bull) White. He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell. Before joining the army he was a farmer’s horsekeeper.

Edward married Elizabeth Morgan at Hinxworth in the 1st quarter 1910.  They had four children, Edward Thomas William born 20th December 1910, Horace Bertram Morgan born 19th September 1912, Kathleen Lily Elizabeth born 6th August 1914 and Eileen Mary born 10th December 1919.

Edward died in 1928 and is buried in St Mary’s churchyard, Ashwell, Hertfordshire.



Name:Edward White
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:1928
Enlistment Place:Not known
Regiment:Labour Corps
Regimental Number:584502
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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