Gunner Alfred Arthur White

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

19 Sep 1894

Date of Death

15 Apr 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Hat worker


Read & Horn, Market Hill

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

56 Norman Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Bienvillers Military Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 16th May 1918
Gunner Alfred Arthur White

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.

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Gunner Alfred Arthur White

Author: Deejaya

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