Other names: Reginald Harry
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersLudwell, WiltshireMere, Wiltshire
Story: Reginald Harry White was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 28 Jun 1897 the son of Charles Henry White and Thirza White (nee Mayo). The family lived at 68 St. James Street, Shaftesbury. Reginald enlisted on 13 Nov 1915 and joined the 5th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 15792) He served in France variously with the 3rd, 7th and 6th Battalions and in Oct 1917 received severe Gas Burns following which he was transferred back to the UK for treatment. He returned to France on 16 Jul 1918 but was eventually discharged on 1 Mar 1919. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Emma Elizabeth Stone in 1924 and they had one child. By the 1939 Register he is shown living at 5 Council Houses, Ludwell, Wiltshire and working as a Builder's Painter. He died in the Mere, Wiltshire, Registration District in 1970.