Monday 21 January 2013

Acting-Sergeant Arthur Mills White, MM

Born on 15 December 1892 in Buckingham, Quebec - son of Edward Augustus White, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as bank clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Baptist; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; landy hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 20 July 1915 (number 410226) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off strength to the Officers' Training Course on 29 October 1918 - later promoted to acting-sergeant.

Awarded the Military Medal - no citation - unit recommendation dated 5 October 1918: "For Gallantry during the operations in the vicinity of Bourlon, 29th Sept 1918".

(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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

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