Other names: Frederick James
Locations in this story: Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetSutton Waldron, Shaftesbury, DorsetDorchester, DorsetWeymouth, Dorset
Story: Frederick James White was born in Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1890 the son of Emanuel George White and Edith White (nee Dinham). He lived his early life in Fontmell Magna and later in Sutton Waldron, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He enlisted on 3 Sep 1914 and joined the Somerset Light Infantry as a Private (Service No. 265645). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but he was discharged as being physically unfit for further service due to Melancholia on 10 Dec 1918. The recommendation was that he needed treatment in a mental facility. He was granted a pension as his condition was attributable to his service. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He spent time in Weymouth, Dorset, but his death was recorded at the Dorchester, Dorset, Registry in 1921. His brother, Ernest Henry White, served in the Royal Navy and also survived.