Robert Marking White 31 March 1914
Robert Marking White 31 March 1914

Robert Marking White (1892–1916) was Sergeant (13822) in “A” Company, the 11th Battalion, the Suffolk Regiment. He died on 6 July 1916 of wounds suffered while in action at the Somme, France. His death is recorded in Puchevillers British Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave 37) in France. He is also commemorated on the war memorial at St Luke’s Church, Cambridge. His older brother, Harold White, was also commemorated on this family grave.

Robert was born in 1892 in Wood Green, Middlesex. He was the youngest of eight children born to Robert White and Ellen White (née Marking). Robert was a stationer’s assistant. He enlisted in Cambridge and rose to the rank of Sergeant (13822) in the 11th Battalion the Suffolk Regiment. He died of wounds on 6 July 1916 in France. He was entitled to the Victory medal and the British War medal.

White grave
White grave

 

 

Lat Lon : 52.203060, 0.13683439 – click here for location

Parish : St Andrew the Great

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Sources:
War Graves Photographic Project
www.forces-war-records.co.uk
www.ancestry.co.uk
http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Cambridgeshire/CambridgeStLukes.html
Census returns for England: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837–1915
London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754–1921
England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, Death Index, 1916–2007
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858–1966
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914–1919
UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914–1921
Web: International, Find a Grave Index

Communications from Tamsin Yarnall, great granddaughter of Harold White

By Emma Easterbrook and Ian Bent

Robert Marking White