John White (1895–1917)

Lance Corporal

Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 2731 16th Battalion

Photo courtesy Cliff Housley

John White in WW1

John was born in 1896 at Crich, the son of Amos and Eliza White. His father worked on Cromford Canal. He attested in June 1915 aged nineteen, an unmarried collier who was living at Buckland Hollow. On 4th August 1917 he died of his wounds and is buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery. He is remembered on the Sawmills Memorials

Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.

Army Service Record
He attested 15/06/15 at Derby aged 19 years 7 months, an unmarried collier of Buckland Hollow. His height was 5ft 5in and weight 131lb. The next of kin was his father Amos White of Buckland Hollow

Ancestry Record
He died of his wounds in France & Flanders.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Name WHITE, John
Initials J
Nationality United Kingdom
Rank Private
Regiment/Service Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
Unit 16th Bn
Date of Death 04/08/1917
Age 21
Service Number 27371
Additional information Son of Amos and Eliza White, of Buckland Hollow, Amblegate, Derby.
Casualty type Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference II. G. 19.

War Graves Certificate in WW1 for John White

WW1 headstone for John White

27374 Lance Cpl J.White
Notts & Derby Regiment
4th August 1917 age 21

Sawmill war memorial

Sawmills War Memorial in the Village Hall

Soldiers' Effects Book
John White ; 16 Bn Notts & Derby; L/Cpl 27371; died of wounds France or Belgium 4.8.17; War Gratuity £9; paid out to:
19.11.17 mother Eliza £3 3s 2d
30.10.19 mother Eliza £9 0s 0d


1901: Millgreen, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Amos White Head 27 Canal labourer Heage
Eliza White wife 30   Belper
John White son 5   Crich
Beatrice M White daughter 3   Crich

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1911: Buckland Hollow

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Amos White Head 37 Canal labourer Heage
Eliza White wife 41   Belper
John White son 15 Joiner labourer Crich
Beatrice May White daughter 13 Day nurse Crich
John White boarder (wdwr) 75 Old age pension boatman Heage

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In the 1918 Voters Register his address was the Common, Crich.