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Date of Birth
Date of Death
3 May 1917
War time / or Pre War occupation
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World War I Address
Place of Death
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte Arthur George White, 266358, 5th Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, was killed in action on or soon after May 3rd, 1917. After not hearing from her son, Mrs Minnie White, sent a food parcel addressed to him that was received by her son's friend, Pte Rolfe.
It was he who wrote to say that Pte White was last seen on May 3rd by a comrade who saw him lying in a shell hole. Official notification that he was missing arrived shortly afterwards.
Arthur White was the son of Harry and Minnie Millicent White, of Bromham House, Alexandra Avenue, Luton. Prior to enlisting in the Oxford and Bucks in May 1915 he was employed by his father in his boot manufacturing business in Manchester Street.
Pte White had returned to France three months before his death after being sent home suffering from pleurisy.