Friday 26 April 2013

Private Arthur John Dymond White

Born on 18 April 1898 in Silverton, Devonshire, England - son of Samuel and Lucy Harriet White, Brantford, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as wood worker; single; currently a member of the 38th Dufferin Rifles; no previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 215th Battalion, CEF, in Brantford, Ontario, on 7 March 1916 (number 270014) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - died on 9 August 1918 of wounds received that day - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte White's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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