Friday, 7 March 2014

Harry White 1895-1917

Harry White's Medal Card showing his 1915 star, the date he arrived in France
and the date he was assumed dead (from Ancestry)
4 February 1895 in Barnsley at 5 Watson Street.

Baptised 27 February 1895 at St Mary's, Barnsley

Son of:
George White b.1860 Wroot, Lincolnshire d.32 in Barnsley

1911: Blacksmith at Glassworks living at 9 Meadow Street, Barnsley
married at Barnsley in Q4 1888 to 

Clara White (nee Hodgson) b.1870 Westwoodside, Lincolnshire d.1941 in Doncaster

Position in family: The third son of five boys and a girl
1. George White b.11 August 1891 Barnsley d.1915
2. Arthur Percy White b.7 March 1893 Barnsley d.1918 WW1 DIED OF WOUNDS
3. Harry White b.4 February 1895 Barnsley d.1917 WW1 MISSING/KILLED IN ACTION
4. Harold White b.9 May 1897 Barnsley WW1 SERVICE
5. John William White b.1900 Barnsley
6. Lillian White b.1906 Barnsley

Home address, age and occupation:
1901: 3 Watson Street, Barnsley aged 6 a scholar
1911: 9 Meadow Street, Barnsley aged 16, a  Glass Worker at the Glassworks
1914: 30 Meadow Street Age 19 Gatherer at Redfearns Glass Works

Marriage: Harry was married to Clarice Mary Newbould on 23 September 1917 at Barnsley.

Military Service:
Enlisted: February 1914 at the age of 19 years
Regiment and Battalion:    York and Lancaster Regiment 5th (Territorial Force) Battalion
Service number and rank:  240250 Corporal
Awards: 1915 Star, Victory Medal, British War Medal

Personal information:   5' 5.5"  tall, ** chest, physical development - fair,

Death:     9 October 1917 aged 22 years
CWGC Remembered: Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 125 to 128

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Son of George and Clara White, of 30, Meadow St.; husband of Clarice Mary White, of 15, Meadow St., Barnsley.

Barnsley, St Mary's Church, Combined Memorial
Barnsley, Redfearn Brothers Glassworks & Aldham Works 
Barnsley Regent Street Congregational Church Memorial 


A page about George and Harry White with pictures of their medals and various letters and other photographs collected by RP.

Father George and his sons all worked at Redfearn's Glassworks.

Harry is mentioned writing home about his brother George's death in a newpaper cutting reproduced here on George's soldier story page.

Link to blog post here about Harry and his family including a newspaper cutting reporting his brother Arthur's death and commenting on the deaths of his brothers.

Clarice Mary White, Harry's widow, was living in Torquay in 1919 when she completed the Next of Kin form for Harry's Memorial Plaque.  She remarried in 1921 to Fred Roebuck.  

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