Major Harold Stephen White

Service number 144, NX476
Ranks Held Lieutenant, Sapper, Major
Birth Date 1891-07-06
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Tumut
Death Date 1941-05-21
Death Place Libya: Tobruk
Final Rank Major
Service Australian Army
  • 1st Australian Pioneer Battalion
  • 2/1st Pioneer Battalion
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • Second World War, 1939-1945

Harold Stephen White enlisted to the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) on 19 August 1914, and served with 1 Field Company Engineers and 1 Pioneer Battalion in the Middle East, France and Belgium. In February 1918, White was discharged from the AIF upon being granted a commission in the Indian Army. He served in the Indian Army as a captain, and later, major, and retired in July 1922. On 21 May 1940, Major White enlisted to the Second Australian Imperial Force. He was posted to 2/1 Pioneer Battalion, and served in the Middle East. Major White died of wounds at Tobruk on 21 May 1940. He is buried at Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya.



Date of birth 06 July 1891
Date of enlistment 19 August 1914
Date of embarkation 18 October 1914
Date of discharge 19 February 1918
Date of enlistment 21 May 1940
Date of death 21 May 1941