Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
Captain William Taylor WHITE. MC
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Captain William Taylor WHITE, MC
The following information on Captain W T White has been provided by John Hamblin (<email@example.com>);-
3rd (Reserve) Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.
He was born on the 9th of February 1880 the son of Mr W.K.H.R. White of Leahurst, Rickhill, Rotherham. He left Hazelwood at Christmas 1893 and went to Haileybury where he played rugby for the 1st XV and cricket for the 1st XI, being Captain in 1898 and leaving the same year.
He joined the 3rd Battalion of the Yorkshire regiment and served in the South African War from 1901 to 1902 being awarded the Queen’s Medal with 4 clasps. He left the army in 1903 and went to work for B.B.T.C. in Rangoon.
He returned to serve in the Great War from 1915 to 1918 serving in France and by the end of the war he was serving in Salonika attached to the 2nd Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. He was awarded the Military Cross..
After the war he returned to Rangoon until 1926. He died at Bridlington on the 3rd of April 1937
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