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Date of Birth
19 Sep 1894
Date of Death
15 Apr 1918
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World War I Address
Place of Death
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Soldier or Civilian
Gunner Alfred Arthur White, 196693, 187th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, was killed instantly at about 9pm on April 15th, 1918, when a shell hit the dug-out he occupied on the Western Front in France during a heavy shelling of his battery. He was aged 23 and single.
Born in Castleford, Yorkshire, in 1894, he, parents Walter George and Sarah Jane White and 12 siblings had moved to Luton via Kettering and Dunstable. His father died in Luton in 1915 and his mother was living at 56 Norman Road, Luton.
Alfred had initially joined the Army Veterinary Corps, then went to the Royal Horse Artillery and afterwards the Royal Field Artillery. He was wounded and gassed in August 1917, but three months later was in Italy. His family did not know he was in France until they learned of his death.
Before the war Alfred was employed by hat manufacturers Messrs Read and Horn, of Market Hill, Luton.