Major William Hawtrey White

Regiment: 1st Batt. Royal Irish Regiment
Date published: 24/09/1915
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 14/02/1915
Age at death: 42
Cemetery: Dickebusch Old Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Plot: C. 9.
Information: Major William Hawtrey White, 1st Batt. Royal Irish Regiment, who was killed in action on February 14th last, when gallantly leading his men in a night attack on a trench held by the Germans near St. Eloi, and was mentioned in Sir John French's despatches, was a son of the Rev. James White, late Vicar of St. Peter's, Paddington, a member of an old Co. Wexford family. Major White entered the Army in 1893, took part in the operations on the North-West Frontier of India in 1897-8, receiving the medal with two clasps. He served in the South African War, 1899-1902, and received the Queen's Medal with three clasps and King's Medal with two clasps. He married, in 1911, Muriel daughter of Major Braddon, of Skisdon, Cornwall, and leaves two daughters.