Andrews Yard, St. James, Shaftesbury

Reginald Harry White

Surname: White
Other names: Reginald Harry
Other people in this story:
Charles Henry White
Thirza White née Mayo
Emma Elizabeth White née Stone
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Ludwell, Wiltshire
Mere, Wiltshire
St. James Street, Shaftesbury

Reginald Harry White was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 28th June 1897, the son of Charles Henry White and Thirza White (née Mayo).  The family lived at 68 St. James Street, Shaftesbury.  Reginald enlisted on 13th November 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 October 1917 received severe Gas Burns following which he was transferred back to the UK for treatment.  He returned to France on 16th July 1918 but was eventually discharged on 1st March 1919.  He was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  

His brother Frank (b.1885) died on 4th October 1917 while serving with the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry in Flanders. Reginald 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.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Frank White