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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- White brothers of Seaview and Ryde -

Unknown person Name : White brothers of Seaview and Ryde.

Sons of Walter Samuel White, and Mary Elizabeth White, of 1, Southview, Crossways, Ryde, Isle of Wight.

Spencer John White : born 5 January 1878, Cole Bruton, Somerset

Harold Eric (Bob) White : born 1895, Chaceley, Worcestershire.

Alfred Bord White : born 1883, Chaceley, Worcestershire.
  Census Information :

1881 : Walter and Mary White, with their children including Spencer aged '1', are at New House, Chaceley, Worcestershire. Walter White is a Dairy Manager.

1891 : Walter and Mary White, with their children (but not Spencer), are at New House, Chaceley, Worcestershire. Walter White is a Dairy Manager.

1901 : Walter and Mary White, with some of their children including Harold aged 5, are at Norton Villa, Arundel Road, St John's, Ryde. Walter White is a Gardener.

1911 : Walter and Mary White, with some of their children including Harold aged 15, are at Southview, Northern Crossways near Seaview. Walter White is a Jobbing Gardener; Harold White is working on a farm.

  Service details :

Gunner RMA/6253 Spencer John White, HMS "Natal", Royal Marine Artillery

Spencer White enlisted for service with the R.M.A. on 12 September 1896. He was 5 ft 8 in tall, with a fresh complexion, light brown hair and blue eyes. He gave his Trade as Labourer.
On completion of his first term of service, he re-engaged on 9 March 1908. He served in numerous postings during his 20 years with the R.M.A. and was lost in the sinking of H.M.S. Natal due to an internal explosion in the armaments stores.

Gunner 66652 Harold Eric (Bob) White, 116th Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery

Private 331522 Alfred Bord White, Hampshire Regiment.

enlisted 3 June 1916; discharged due to wounds, awarded Silver War Badge 4 Nov 1918.
  Casualty Details :

Spencer John White :

Died : 30 December 1915 aged 35.

Commemorated at : Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.

CWGC record ...

Harold Eric (Bob) White :

Died : 31 July 1916 aged 21.

Buried at Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Carisbrooke Castle County War Memorial Panel 14 (S J White only)
Seaview War Memorial
St Peter's Church, Seaview, War Memorial

Harold White is named in IW Football Association Roll of Honour
  Documents :


Friday, August 25, 1916 Page 3

News has been received of the death of Harold Eric White, R.G.A., aged 21, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. White, of the Crossways, near Ryde. He was killed in action in France on July 31st. One of his ten brothers, Stephen White, (*) was lost in H.M. cruiser Natal.

(*) Stephen White should read Spencer White


Friday, May 18, 1917 Page 2

Pte. A.B. White who was, before enlisting, Superintendent of the Pearl Assurance Company, Ventnor, has been wounded in both legs and one arm in the fighting in Palestine. He was stripped of practically all his clothing by the Turks. Pte. White came before the Ventnor Tribunal last year, and had been on active service for six months. He has lost a brother in the war, and has eight other brothers serving.


Saturday, April 4, 1959 Page 10


Death of Mr. A.B. White. - Mr. Alfred Bord White, aged 75, died on Monday at 1 High Street, the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. R.I. Duncan. A member of a well-known Seaview family, he lived in that village until 1919, when he went to Newport as an agent for the Pearl Assurance Company. In 1948 he retired, and after the death of his wife three years later, he moved here. During the first world war he served with the Hampshire Regiment, being wounded in the fighting at Gaza in Palestine. Subsequently he joined the Newport branch of the British Legion and was a former chairman and vice-president. A son and three daughters survive him. The Rev. R.H. Bassett officiated at the funeral at St. Helens Parish Church on Thursday. The family mourners were Mr. D.B. White (son), Mrs. P.M. Young, Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Smith and Mr. and Mrs R.I. Duncan (sons-in-law and daughters), Messrs. C. White, E.G. White and R.O. White, Mr. and Mrs. R.F. White and Mrs. L. Wheeler (brothers and sisters-in-law), Miss A. Young and Mr. G. Young (grandchildren), Mr. and Mrs. C. Sibley and Miss K. White (nephew and nieces). The Pearl Assurance Company was represented, and past and present members of the staff were present.

  Further Information :

HMS Natal
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 3 June 2013 (added Alfred Bord White)


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