Horace White was born in Halesowen and attended Hasbury C of E School. By 1918 his parents, James and Fanny White, were living at 109 Maryvale Road, Bournville, Birmingham. He enlisted as a driver in the Royal Field Artillery and served in the 307th Territorial Brigade in the 61st Division. They went to the Western Front in May 1916 and fought at Fromelles and in 1917 at the Third Battle of Ypres. In the Spring of 1918 they had to endure two of the German Spring offensives but survived to return for the last phase of the Advance to Victory. In October they fought in the Battle of Valenciennes on the 25th October and followed up the victory with a major advance. However, Driver Horace White was severely wounded and taken to a Casualty Clearing Station near Cambrai. He died of wounds on the 5th November, only six days before the armistice. He was 24 years of age and is buried in Awoingt Cemetery (II G 4) and commemorated on the Halesowen and Hasbury C of E School Memorials.
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB
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