The Soldier's Details

Surname:
White
First Name:
Henry Charles Frederick
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9002
Classification:
Acted as Cook (not trade grouped as such)
Company:
‘D’ Company, No. 13 Platoon then No. 16 Plaoon
Enlisted:
25.10.1940
Discharged:
25.05.1946
DOB:
9.03.1915
Place of Birth:
Katanning, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Henry Mathew White
Mothers's Name:
Rachael Maude White
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Truck Driver
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp), River Valley Camp, Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, Captain Fred Harris Party
Camps Thailand:
Shimo Nikhe (sighted by Captain George Gwynne ‘F’ Force), Non Pladuk, Ubon
POW#:
3/9970
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Moreton Bay.

General Description

 

At Singapore an additional Machine Gun Platoon was created in ‘D’ Company.   White moved from No. 13 to 16 Platoon under CO Ron Arbery.  ‘D’ Coy came under very intense Japanese artillery and was soon overrun.  Read about No. 16 Platoon

Read about Capt. Fred Harris Party

 

White’s parents Henry Mathew White (born Beverley)  and Rachael Maude Marr married Katanning 1913. Henry White enlisted WW1 24 Feb 1916 joining 28th Battalion, Serial No. 4566.

L/Cpl White was KIA Belgium 28 Oct 1917.

We believe his mother remarried to KEAY.

 

After the war White married 1946 Perth to Evelyn Florence Hicks. They resided from 1954 through to 1977 at Victoria Park.  He was employed as a stereotyper.
Henry C.F. White died at Victoria Park 12 Dec 1977 aged 69 years.  He was cremated at Karrakatta.

Camp Locations:

  • River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp) - Singapore
  • Non Pladuk, 0k - Thailand
  • Ubon - Thailand ***
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