Cann and Shaftesbury from Melbury Hill

Ernest Harry White

Surname: White
Other names: Ernest Harry
Other people in this story:
Charles White
Elizabeth Ann White née Hart
Sarah Elizabeth White née Knight
Locations in this story:
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Lockwood Terrace, Gillingham, Dorset
Sandleheath, Fordingbridge, Hampshire

Ernest Harry White was born in Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 15th August 1898, the son of Charles White and Elizabeth Ann White (née Hart).  He lived most of his early life in Bozley Hill, Cann.   He enlisted and joined the Rifle Brigade as a Private (Service No. S/33321).  It is not known which Theatre of War he served in but on his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  The 1921 Census shows him living with his parents in Higher Blandford Road, Cann, Shaftesbury, working as a General Labourer for a local builder. He married Sarah Elizabeth Knight in Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 27th December 1924 and they went on to have one son.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 9 Lockwood Terrace, Gillingham, Dorset, working as a Petrol Lorry Driver.  He died at the Woodlands Rest Home, Sandleheath, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, on 22 Jun 1986.


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