Robert Graham (Bertie) White was the son of Abraham and Elizabeth White. Robert was born on the 26th May 1914. Bertie White enlisted with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers aged 16 (he lied about his age), before transferring to the, Parachute Regiment. Sergeant Robert Graham (Bertie) White was shot down when parachuting onto Ginkel Heath on the second day of the Battle of Arnhem in the Netherlands on 19th September 1944. Sergeant Robert White was 30 years old and not 32 as stated in the records.
The city of Arnhem is in the east of the Netherlands, the village of Oosterbeek is 7kms west of Arnhem. From the A12 motorway Den Hagg to Arnhem take exit 25 (Afrit 25) N224 Oosterbeek / Wolfheze. Follow the signs for Oosterbeek. After approx 3.5kms turn right (CWGC Sign) onto the Dreyenseweg. Continue for approx 2kms and turn left (CWGC sign) onto Van Limburg Stirumweg. After approx 1km the cemetery can be found on the left side. The cemetery address is:- Van Limburg Stirumweg 6861 WL Oosterbeek Netherlands