White Michael Pte 4455597

From 70 Brigade
Jump to: navigation, search

Personnel Entry

Pte Michael White's CWGC headstone.
Pte Michael White's CWGC headstone.

Name White Michael
Army number 4455597
Rank Pte
Date of birth Born County Durham 1915/16.
Age 24
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, no enlistment date, but probably early May 1939. Posted ? 6th Bn DLI. Posted 10th Bn DLI - probably 1st September 1939. Served Iceland. DIED in a road accident in Iceland, involving a Bren Carrier which he was driving, near Blonduos, 20/10/1940, while serving with 10th Bn Durham Light Infantry.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 20-Oct-40.
Home address Resident of County Durham. Son of Michael and Margaret Ann White, husband of Lilian White, Leasingthorne. Buried Grave 1. Blonduos Cemetery.
Source table 10DLI

Private White was another particular friend of the late Vane Dyson, who described the fatal accident he suffered in an interview with the researcher.