Blackmore Area Local History

First World War Commemoration:
George William White

Died in the First World War.
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George William White

War Memorial: Place and inscription
Blackmore War Memorial: Pte. G. White R.M.L.I.
Church window: George William White

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Roll of Honour (Blackmore) as G W White [ERO A10815]


Royal Marine Light Infantry 3rd R.M. Battalion.  Service No: PLY/5884 [CWGC]

Service Details:
Sunday, 20  January 1918
, armed boarding steamer, torpedoed and sunk by UC.22 in Aegean
219 men lost, including WHITE, George W, Private, RMLI, 5884 (
Plymouth), (Royal Marines, 3rd Battalion, on passage)

Personal and family information:
Son of William Mansfield White and Susan White, of
London; husband of Lucy White, of West Bank, Blackmore. [CWGC]
Married Lucy Tull, 21st July 1888, Islington [Freda Wyn]
1881 Census: George W. White, 13, scholar, born Islington, son of William M White [designer, engraver and tracer] and Susan.
1901 Census: George William White, Lucy White, Benjamin W M White ("my grandfather"), Louisa M and Lucy M M White were in Enfield at 40 Palace Gardens.  "George William White had been in the RMLI during some of the 1890s down near Plymouth but in 1901 was back being a Clerk again".
1911 Census: "George William White, Lucy White, Louisa Mansfield, Lucy Margaret Mansfield White were at West Bank, Blackmore, Ingatestone, Essex. Lucy White's age is out by 10 years, even though George wrote that himself! She was 8 years or so older than George. My grandfather Benjamin W White was elsewhere in 1911, not with his birth family" [Freda Wyn]

Marriage of daughter:
Louisa Mansfield White, aged 26, a Blackmore resident, married William Richard Rawdon of Marylebone at Blackmore on
9th October 1920.  Her father is recorded as “George William White deceased” with occupation recorded as “Royal Marine Artillery” [ERO D/P 266/1/12].

Date of Death:
20th January 1918


Where died:
Ship torpedoed in the
Mediterranean, 1918.  [CWGC]

Place of Burial or Commemoration:
Plymouth Naval Memorial 29.[CWGC]

List of Sources:
Commonwealth War
Graves Commission (CWGC), Essex Record Office, Freda Wyn a descendant of the White family, Free BMD, Naval

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Last Updated: 16 October 2010