A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Totland Bay -
- St Saviour's R.C. Church -
- William Edmund White -


St Saviour's R.C. Church, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight, PO39. Originally in the Chapel of Weston Manor, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight.
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

The Memorial is not listed in the War Memorials Archive Records.
Historic England Listing Status

The property is not Listed.

A brass plaque, approx 24" x 15", originally erected in the Chapel of Weston Manor on 23rd October 1915. St Saviour's R.C. Church was built in 1923; it is presumed that the Memorial plaque was relocated at about this time.


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In Memory of Sergt. William Edmund White
10th Battalion Durham Regiment
Beloved son of William and Mary White
Killed in action in France Sept 16th 1916
Aged 38 years.    R.I.P.

Further Information

William Edmund White

Son of : William White and Mary Ann White (formerly Downer, née Morris) of Clovelley Yard, Freshwater, Isle of Wight.

Born : 1878, Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Census information :

1881 : William and Mary White, with their children including William aged 2, are at 5 Bricklayer's Cottages, Freshwater. William White is a Bricklayer.

1891 : William and Mary White, with their children including William aged 12, are at Rose Cottage, Freshwater. William White is a Bricklayer.

1901 : not located

1911 : not located

Service information :

Lance-Serjeant 4/10151 William Edward White, 10th. Bn., Durham Light Infantry.

Enlisted : Gateshead, Co Durham.

Casualty information :

Died : 16 Sept 1916, aged 38.

Commemorated at : Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

CWGC Record

Note that his military records give his middle name as Edward; Edmund does not seem to appear in the records other than on the Plaque itself.

William Edmund White does not appear to be commemorated on any other Island War Memorial.

Acknowledgments :

Thanks to Rev Gerard Flynn, parish priest at St Saviour's Church, for alerting me to the presence of the Memorial in July 2014
Page last updated : 11 August 2014 (added to website)


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