Memorable Manitobans: William White (1888-1915)
Born at Essex, England on 21 January 1888, he and his brother A. E. White settled at Brandon in 1910 and worked in the building trade. In September 1914, at the outbreak of the First World War, he enlisted in the 8th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry, rising to the rank of Sergeant. On 14 March 1915, he was killed in action, becoming Brandon’s first fatality of the war. He was buried at Rue-David Military Cemetery in Pas de Calais, France.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.
Brandon’s first WW I casualty, Sergeant William White – West End Dumplings.
This page was prepared by Christian Cassidy.
Page revised: 2 June 2014
Back to top of page