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6977506   Sergeant Robert George (Bertie) White
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 156th Battalion, Parachute Regiment (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 26/09/1914
Died: 19/09/1944 (Killed in Action)
Age: 30
Summary      
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery
  Arnhem, Gelderland
Grave Ref: Grave 5-B-10
CWGC Casualty 2661758
Summary      
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
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Moy War Memorial - WWII Moy
2 Dungannon War Memorial - WWII Dungannon
References and Links
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1 Airborne Assault Paradata Gives some information on Bertie White
2 Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery Photo of Bertie White's gravestone. Grave 5-B-10
3 Pegasus Archive Bertie White died when plane was shot down by flak
4 Special Forces Roll of Honour Lists Bertie White as Killed In Action