Remembering Today 1/12/44 Rifleman:H.E.White,5674611,2nd Bn. London Irish Rifles Royal Ulster Rifles

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Rifleman WHITE, HAROLD EDWARD
    Service Number 5674611

    Died 01/12/1944

    Aged 25

    2nd Bn. The London Irish Rifles
    Royal Ulster Rifles

    Son of Edwin and Elizabeth White, of Bridgwater, Somerset.


    INSCRIPTION
    HE DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE
    Casualty
    Buried at SANTERNO VALLEY WAR CEMETERY

    Location: Italy
    Number of casualties: 281

    Cemetery/memorial reference: I, A, 6.
     
  2. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    Thank you - Quis Separabit.

    Not surprisingly, Rifleman White, given his home add town, had an SLI army number....and given his age, may well have joined up in 1939.

    Two Riflemen were killed on 1st December 1944 in the mountains near to San Clemente...Buried close by to Harold White at Santerno CWGC Cemetery is his comrade Frederick Rudd.

    Rifleman RUDD, FREDERICK WILLIAM
    Service Number 6982654

    Died 01/12/1944

    Aged 29

    2nd Bn. The London Irish Rifles
    Royal Ulster Rifles

    Son of Albert and Louisa Rudd; husband of Gladys Daisy Rudd, of Woolwich, London.

    1 December – ITALY.


    0600 Bttn still in locations: Bttn HQ – 000286 Casa Careggiana. E Coy – house 008287. G Coy – house 004287. H Coy – house 008298. Bttn mortars at 001289 and MMGs in E Coy’s area.

    0800 Sitrep: Considerable shelling and mortaring, especially on E Coy. MMG harassing fire on Bttn HQ during night from M Merlo direction.

    0930 Preparations to hand over sector to 2 Innisks.

    1800 Main body of 2 Innisks moving in to take over Bttn position. A false alarm was created by enemy machine gunning of Ambush House (008287), which caused holding section to quickly evacuate it. Relief was held up until a platoon reoccupied the house and handed it over to 2 Innisks.

    1900 Relief completed. Mortars were handed over but MMGs were brought back with Bttn. During the course of the day, the Battle Patrol OP received a direct hit during enemy shelling and the 2 Rifleman occupants were killed.
     
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  3. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    1939 REGISTER TRANSCRIPTION
    56 Barclay Street, Bridgwater M.B., Somerset
    NAME DOB OCCUPATION
    Edwin White 30 Nov 1880 Stationery Engine Driver
    Elizabeth White 31 Jul 1886 Unpaid Domestic Duties
    Sorry, this record is officially closed
    Frederick G White 11 Apr 1920 Fruit Salesman
    Gladys I Bulled (White) 29 Jul 1922 Shirt Folder & Packer
    Sorry, this record is officially closed
    Anthony J Perkins 29 Dec 1935 Under School Age


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  4. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    1939 REGISTER TRANSCRIPTION
    114 Woodhill, Woolwich, London
    NAME DOB OCCUPATION
    Albert Rudd 21 Jan 1886 Munition Worker Machine R A C
    Louisa Florence Rudd 12 May 1889 Unpaid Domestic Duties
    Gladys F Freeman (Rudd) 20 Jul 1911 Saleslady Toys Etc
    Albert E Rudd 12 Mar 1913 Munition Worker R A C
    Frederick W Rudd 02 Jun 1915 Builders Labourer
    Francis Rudd 12 Oct 1916 Cable Hand
    Sorry, this record is officially closed
     
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  5. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

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