Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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30/12/2015 Sergeant Bertie White is buried in Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery. The personal inscription of his grave reads 'No greater love have no man than to lay down his life for his friend'.
30/12/2015 The CWGC record Sergeant Bertie White as the son of Abraham and Elizabeth White, formally of Moy, County Tyrone.
30/12/2015 His name is commemorated on the War Memorial in Dungannon and also on the War Memorial in Moy.
30/12/2015 Bertie also has relations living at the Bush, Dungannon.
30/12/2015 Bertie's name is commemorated with the Bush Flute Band, also known as the 'Sergeant White Memorial Flute Band' Bush, Dungannon, Co Tyrone.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 Unfortunately Bertie and his betrothed were unable to marry as they had intended because of the war. They had one child, Susan.
30/12/2015 Bertie White enlisted with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers aged 16 (he lied about his age), before transferring to the Parachute Regiment.
30/12/2015 Robert Graham (Bertie) White was the son of Abraham and Elizabeth White. Robert was born on the 26th May 1914.
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