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17592   Private Alexander White
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 04/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Summary      
Alexander White was the only son of Samuel and Agnes White. Alexander was born in Carnteel, Co. Tyrone about 1897. The family lived in Dernabane, Aughnacloy. Private Alexander White was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. He was 19 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 820829
Summary      
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century"
Local Memorial Details

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1 Aughnacloy Presbyterian Church - WWI Roll of Honour Aughnacloy
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists White family Lists Alexander as age 4 living with the family at house 38 in Dernabane, Aughnacloy Rural, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists White family Lists Alexander as age 14 living with the family at house 9 in Dernabane, Aughnacloy Rural, Tyrone
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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