Other names: Edward Isaac
Locations in this story: Ashmore, Shaftesbury, DorsetSturminster, DorsetStoke sub Hamdon, SomersetPortsmouth, Hampshire
Story: Edward Isaac White was born at Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 23rd November 1884 and baptised there on 15th February 1885. He was the son of Isaac White, a Carrier, and Sarah Elizabeth White (née Street). He spent all his life, apart from Military Service, in the Ashmore area. He married Edith Bessie Tanswell at Stoke sub Hamdon, Somerset, on 5th January 1914. He enlisted with the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 239361). It is not known where he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War medals. The 1921 Census shows him living in Green Lane, Ashmore, working as a Farm Engine Tractor Driver, and later, by the time of the 1939 Register, at Laburnum Cottage, Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset, described as a Gardener. His death was registered at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry on 28th January 1966 and he was buried at Ashmore on 15th February 1966. Edward had two children one of whom, Edward Leonard White (b. 1915), had served in the Royal Artillery (Service No. 3969933) with the 4th/2nd Maritime Regiment on board Royal Navy vessels. He was reported killed in action on 28 Nov 1942 and remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Portsmouth, Hampshire.