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Arthur Wellesley WHITE, Corporal

Arthur Wellesley WHITE, Corporal

Male 1896 - 1963  (67 years)

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  • Name Arthur Wellesley WHITE 
    Suffix Corporal 
    Military Service 1939-45  WWII Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    5 Family members gained notoriety for serving in two generations in wartime. During WW2, Arthur and his 4 children all joined the RAAF. Alex, Lindsay, Jessie & Margaret. 
    Born 18 Jun 1896  Wimbleton UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Education 1940s  Melbourne Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cookery Course (rehabilitation after the war) at the Angliss Trade School Melbourne Vic 
    Achievements/Education Compiled notes on his navy travels. 
    Achievements/Education Singing 
    Military Service 1914-1919  WWI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Royal Australian Navy during WW1. 
    Military Service 1941-1945  WWII Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Enlisted RAAF 23 Jun 1941 at Geelong/Melbourne Vic, NOK:wife:Ella White, Discharged 30 Oct 1945 as a Corporal with 1st Flying Boar Repair Depot 
    Occupation Geelong Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Chef at the Geelong Hospital 
    Occupation Geelong Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Steward at the Corio Club 
    Died 20 Sep 1963  Geelong Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Buried 24 Sep 1963  Geelong Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I-7488  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2019 

    Father Joseph WHITE,   b. Yes, Date Unknown 
    Relationship -2427 
    Mother Julia HOWLETT,   b. 31 May 1889, Surrey UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 00 Apr 1972, Croyden UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship -2427 
    Occupation Printers & stationers 
    Residence Wimbledon NSW Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F-2427  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ella Jean MCDONALD,   b. 12 May 1896, West Wail Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1983  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1919  Geelong Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Waurn Ponds Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arthur & Jean operated the post office at Waurn Ponds Vic for a time. 
    Children 
    +1. Alexander Wellesley WHITE, Corporal,   b. 18 Mar 1920, Geelong Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 2011, Melbourne Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  []
    +2. J W
    +3. JR W
    +4. C W
     5. Betty Irene WHITE,   b. 4 May 1927, Geelong Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1951, Geelong Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    +6. PE W
    +7. Coral Jean WHITE,   b. 14 May 1933, Geelong Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1970, Bibbenluke NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 04:24:01 
    Family ID F-2426  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0540 - McDonald family in the Air Force - Jessie, Margaret, Arthur, Lindsay & Alec.jpg
    0540 - McDonald family in the Air Force - Jessie, Margaret, Arthur, Lindsay & Alec.jpg
    AIR FORCE: Dad and first 4 of 7 children

    JR W (I7506)
    C W (I7507)
    J W (I7505)
    0541 - Wedding of Ella Jean McDonald & Arthur Wellesley White - from BRB p R207.jpg
    0541 - Wedding of Ella Jean McDonald & Arthur Wellesley White - from BRB p R207.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S-134] http://nominal-rolls.dva.gov.au/veteran?id=683419&c=WW2#R, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?serviceId=R&veteranId=890078, 16 Jan 2018 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      WHITE, ARTHUR WELLESLEY Royal Australian Air Force-Service Number-41400, DOB18 Jun 1896 at WIMBLETON, ENGLAND Enlisted 23 Jun 1941 at GEELONG, VIC NOK-WHITE, ELLA Date of Discharge 30 Oct 1945 Rank Corporal Posting at Discharge 1 Flying Boat Repair Depot

    2. [S-77] http//:www.ww2rolls.gov.au, 23 Jan 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Nominal WWII roll service record

    3. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, 23 Jan 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      This excerpt is only attached here in the event that more evidence come to light. If a reason to use this information on the genealogySA website as evidence will throw (significantly) the birthdate of the Military Army Roll of WWII.

    4. [S-77] http//:www.ww2rolls.gov.au, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?serviceId=R&veteranId=890078, 16 Jan 2018 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Nominal Roll of War Service Record

    5. [S-117] National Archive of Au War Records, https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/DetailsReports/ItemDetail.aspx?Barcode=4594272&isAv=N, 16 Jan 2018 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      WHITE ARTHUR WELLESLEY : Service Number - 41400 : Date of birth - 18 Jun 1896 : Place of birth - WIMBLETON ENGLAND : Place of enlistment - MELBOURNE:NOK- WHITE ELLA
      date range;1939 - 1948 Series number A9301 Citation NAA: A9301, 41400 Item barcode 4594272 Location Canberra

    6. [S-121] Family Search.org -------C & D McLean, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2WY-C2JJ, 10.01.2019 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Arthur Wellesley White Burial 1963 Place:Geelong, Greater Geelong City, Victoria, Australia No Photograph Death Date:24 Sep 1963 Affiliate Record Identifier:165258042 Cemetery:Geelong Eastern Cemetery

    7. [S-97] BDM VIC, (Family History Search Victoria ), https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/indexsearch.doj, 10.01.2019 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      deceaased: WHITE Arthur Wellesley,Death Father's name WHITE Joseph, Mother's maiden name Julie (Howlett) Reg. year1963 Reg.No20644