John Benjamin White

Surname: White
Other names: John Benjamin
Other people in this story:
Frederick White
Emily White (nee Morgan)
Doris Irene May Horner
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Plymouth, Devon
Scarborough, Yorkshire
Driffield, Yorkshire
Kenley, Croydon, Surrey

John Benjamin White was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 26 Apr 1900 the son of Frederick White, a Tailor, and Emily White (nee Morgan).  He lived his early life at 16 St. James Street, Shaftesbury.  According to his later Royal Air Force records he had served with the Devonshire Regiment from 30 May 1918 and with the Somerset Light Infantry from 15 Feb 1919 until discharged on 31 Mar 1922 (Service No. 5663125).  There are no medals records for this period.  He had taken up employment as a Photographer in Plymouth, Devon, but re-enlisted with the Royal Air Force eventually as a Corporal Photographer from 28 Apr 1924 (Service No. 357920).  He married Doris Irene May Horner in Scarborough, Yorkshire, on 26 Dec 1925.  He served for a short period in India but by the time of the 1939 Register he was living with his family at 18 Calidonian Road, Scarborough, described as serving still in the RAF at the Staff Headquarters in Driffield, Yorkshire.  His death was recorded in Kenley, Croydon, Surrey, on 1 Aug 1976.


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