Dudley Persse WHITE


Dudley Persse WHITE

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Dudley Persse WHITE, Colonel Australian Army and his wife Lynette Carle who worshipped in this church
Queensland Mounted Infantry 1892, No.1 Hemmant Company, Lieutenant Dudley Persse White, 7 December 1889.
Some notes from his army records.
Re-enlisted on the 3rd November 1916 aged 49yrs and 4 months His wife Lynett Carlie was c/o Union Bank of Australia, 71, Cornhill Street, London and he was residing at Anglesea Barracks, Hobart, Tasmania He was Colonel with the 13th Australian Light Horse. He embarked Sidney 11th November 1916 on ship Suevic and desembarked at Devonport, England on the 30th January 1917 as Transport Officer He was Officer in Command at Training Depot, Perham Downs Camp, Tidworth, Wilshire where on the 10th May 1917 embarked to France 3rd November 1916 to be Lieutenant Colonel 11th January 1916, Embarked on Suevic as Transport Officer 14th May 1917, Appointed to command, 13th Light Horse Regiment 20th May 1917, Taken on strength with the 1st A A C, Light Horse 1st November 1918 To be Colonel and transferred to General List and to be Horse Adviser, Australian Corps 3rd January 1918. Mentioned in Despatches.
On 13 August 1940 White flew from Melbourne in the company of three Federal ministers, James Fairbairn, Sir Henry Gullett and Geoffrey Street; their aircraft crashed near Canberra aerodrome, killing all on board. After a service at St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, with state and military honours, White was buried in Buangor cemetery, Victoria. Commemorated on a wooden memorial in St Bartholomew's church, Much Marcle, Herefordshire, England.


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