Names on Park Walk War Memorial 2

Reginald Stanley White

Surname: White
Other names: Reginald Stanley
Other people in this story:
James Augustus White
Mary Ann Bennett White nee Horton
Gertrude Dorothy White née Belton
Reginald C.B. White
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Delhi Memorial (India Gate)
Byron Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
St. Mary's Church, Tedington

Reginald Stanley White was born in 1880 in Shaftesbury and baptised there on 11th April, 1880. He was the son of James Augustus White, a Tailor & Outfitter, and  Mary Ann Bennett White (nee Horton). "Stanley", as he was known, attended Shaftesbury Grammar School from January 1892 to April 1896. On leaving school he entered the Post Office. His mother died in 1904. On 6th February, 1907, he married Gertrude Dorothy Belton at St. Mary's Church, Teddington and in 1908 a son was born, Reginald C.B. White. At the time of the 1911 Census, he was a Post Office Worker and living at 49 Byron Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

He enlisted as a Sapper in the 17th Division, Signal Company, of the Royal Engineers (Service No. 182011). He served in India as a telegraphist and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. On 25th June 1919 he died of enteric fever on his way home from India and was buried at Tank Cemetery No. 54. His name appears on the Delhi Memorial (India Gate) (Face 1). He is remembered on the Park Walk War Memorial and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.

As a former pupil his name appears as "S.White" on the Shaftesbury Grammar School memorial in Shaftesbury School. His name was also included on a hand written list of Shaftesbury Grammar School old boys serving during the war. An asterix can be seen next to Stanley's name, indicating that he had died. The board is now at Gold Hill Museum.

Printed Sources:
Shaftesbury Grammar School Magazine, November 1919

  • Shaftesbury Park Walk War Memorial 02
  • Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School War Memorial
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School Old Boys 1
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School Old Boys 8

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives