Private Desmond Arthur White

Service number VX93186 (VX78899); Private
Birth Date 23 April 1925
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Box Hill
Death Date 02 August 1945
Death Place New Guinea: Bougainville
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Army
Unit 42nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Places
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Description

Private Desmond Arthur White enlisted to the Second Australian Imperial Force on 11 August 1943, at the age of 18. He served with 42 Australian Infantry Battalion in New Guinea. On 2 August 1945, Private White died of wounds on Bougainville after going into action against the Japanese. He is buried at Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea.

Rolls

  • Roll of Honour:

    Unit
    42nd Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Private

Timeline

Date of birth 23 April 1925
Date of death 02 August 1945