Private Percy Arthur John White

Service number 5951
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Death Date 1917-06-28
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 19th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Percy Arthur John White (5951, 19th Battalion) was a labourer from Paddington, NSW. He enlisted in June 1916. Percy was accidentally killed on 28 June 1917 when a grenade exploded in his hand. He was buried nearby in the Martinpuich British Cemetery, France. His mother wrote that he was 17 years 10 months. Percy’s uncle, Private John Allan White, died of wounds received in action near Armentieres in December 1917.



Date of enlistment 24 June 1916
Date of embarkation 07 October 1916
Date of death 28 June 1917
Date of fate 28 June 1917