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Godfrey William Warren White (1894 - 1930)

Godfrey William Warren White
Born in Queensland, Australiamap
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Died at about age 36 in Tamborine Mountain, Queensland, Australiamap
Profile last modified | Created 1 May 2018
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Biography

Godfrey William Warren White was born in 1894 in Queensland, Australia. He was the eldest son of Jack White and Elizabeth Barker.[1] He was educated at The Southport School and Brisbane Grammar School. He became a journalist before The Great War.
Godfrey White is an Anzac who served in the World War I.

Godfrey joined the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) soon after the outbreak of The Great War on 1st November 1914, embarking from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A10 Karroo on 11th February 1915. He served in Egypt, Gallipoli and in Mesopotamia, where he was aide-de-camp to General Sir Harry Chauvel, and was Mentioned in Despatches.[2][3] He was a Lieutenant in the 9th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron.[4] He was evacuated to Heliopolis with gastric ulcers in 1915 during the Gallipoli Campaign but, against medical advice, returned to the Front. On 15th July 1917, Godfrey relinquished his appointment in the AIF for transfer to the Indian Army, 5th Cavalry, Bengal Lancers, in which by the end of 1918 he was adjutant and held the rank of Captain. He returned to Australia in 1922, retiring to his parents' home on Tamborine Mountain due to poor health resulting from the war.

He passed away on 9th June 1930 at Tamborine Mountain, Queensland, and is buried in the Tamborine Mountain Cemetery.[5]

Sources

  1. Queensland Birth Index #C3497/1894
  2. Australian War Memorial nominal roll: Lieutenant Godfrey William Warren White; accessed 1 May 2018
  3. AIF Project; accessed 1 May 2018
  4. Australian War Memorial unit record: 9th Light Horse Regiment; accessed 1 May 2018
  5. Queensland Death Index #B11156/1930


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