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Melville Arthur White

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 773 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 773 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Melville Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    White AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 15/96 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 November 1893 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra PictonMarlborough Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Motueka Street, Nagio, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Charles William White, Telegraph Department, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
  • Service number
    WWI 15/96 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 8" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      135 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • White joined the NZEF in 1914 serving with Divisional Headquarters through the Gallipoli campaign and in Egypt. Thereafter he travelled to England, trained as a pilot and received his commission as a 2nd Lt in the RFC in August 1916, serving with Expeditionary Force in France as a Fighter Pilot.

    Appointed Staff Sergeant, AQMG Branch, 5 August 1914.
    Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.
    Admitted to Base Hospital, Lemnos, 18 May 1915; discharged to duty, 28 May 1915.
    Returned from Alexandria to No 2 Post, Gallipoli, 27 August 1915.
    Disembarked Alexandria, 28 October 1915.
    Promoted Warrant Officer, 1 March 1916.
    Taken on strength, NZEF Headquarters, Cairo, 6 March 1916.
    Embarked Alexandria for England, 10 May 1916.
    On Command, Adjutant Command School, Hornchurch, 23 May 1916.
    Discharged for NZEF, 27 August 1916, in consequence of taking up a commission in the Royal Flying Corps.
    Killed in action, 23 April 1917.
    War service (NZEF): 1 year 17 days (of which 316 days were abroad) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    23 April 1917 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Jeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Aisne, France AWMM II. E. 5. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • I found this information online while researching my family tree. I was looking at the family of my Great Grandfather, Captain Thomas Henry Clarkson's older sister Caroline Louisa Clarkson (1858-1894). She married George William White, the Harbourmaster at Picton and Melville White was their son. When I saw he had died in 1917 I wondered if he had died in WWI, and so it proved. I found his death to be very tragic, like that of all the young men who died in this war. Melville was one of 9 children.
    Public - Shirley Robin - Other relative - 29 August 2020



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29 August 2020Shirley RobinDublin, Ireland.Other relative
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