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Cyril Allenby Ward White


  • Title
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    Cyril Allenby Ward AWMM
  • Surname
    White AWMM
  • Ingoa
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  • Service number
    WWII 16835 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 November 1918 AWMM AshburtonCanterbury AWMM
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  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1941 AWMM 140 Chalmers Ave., Ashburton AWMM
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    WW2 Mrs. M. White, 140 Chalmers Ave., Ashburton (m) AWMM
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    Army AWMM
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    WWII 16835 AWMM
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  • Sergeant C. A. W. White, MM; Tinwald, Ashburton; born Ashburton, 11 Nov 1918; stablehand; wounded 20 Apr 1943. (Source: Ross, A. 23 Battalion. p.363.)

    'Ordered by Colonel Thomas to regain the point, Major Hoseit was able to call on 3 Troop of A Squadron 18 Armoured Regiment to assist his renewed attack. Some of the American tanks also joined with the two troops of the Divisional Cavalry in aiding this assault from the right flank. Fifth Field Regiment also laid on supporting fire. Without the services of those officers and men wounded or killed in the earlier action, A Company was led mainly by its NCOs. Thus the CSM, WO II Bill Tail, rallied one platoon and led it into the final assault, while Sergeant White led 8 Platoon in the attack, in which he personally accounted for four Germans. Only by 8 p.m. was A Company, now reduced in numbers to 45, fully consolidated on Point 337. ‘We never ever liked daylight attacks and this day's experiences confirmed our opinions,’ wrote David spring later. Sergeant C. A. W. White, MM; Tinwald, Ashburton; born Ashburton, 11 Nov 1918; stablehand; wounded 20 Apr 1943.' (Source: Ross, A. 23 Battalion. p. 363.) AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.363. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.374 AWMM

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