Gordon Percival White

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Gordon Percival White
White Gordon Percival.jpg
Gallipoli to Tripoli Browning & Gill p.565
Personal Information
Date of Birth unknown 1892
Place of Birth Gingin, Western Australia
Death 7 Nov 1997, aged 106
Place of Death Wembley Downs, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 23 years, 10 months
Description 5'7" (1.70m) tall ; 143 lbs
64.864 kg
; grey eyes ; brown hair
Occupation Farmer
Religion Church of England
Address Kelmscott, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr Edward Wharton White
Military Information
Reg Number 3253
Date of Enlistment 25 Jul 1916
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 10th Light Horse Regiment, 26th Reinforcement / ANZAC Mounted Division
Date of Embarkation 26 Feb 1917 ‒ 18 Mar 1917
Ship Embarked On RMS Morea to Bombay
Date of Embarkation 29 Mar 1917 ‒ 4 Apr 1917
Ship Embarked On HMAT A47 Mashobra to Port Suez
Date of Return 10 Jul 1919 ‒ 4 Aug 1919
Ship Returned On SS Oxfordshire
Fate Returned to Australia
Monument Kelmscott War Memorial (South panel)
Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal




Pre War

Electoral Roll entries - 1916 farmer Morawa, Mingenew

War Service

During training in Western Australia, Gordon is initially allocated to the 25th reinforcement draft for the 10th Light Horse Regiment, but on 1 Feb 1917 he was reallocated to the 26th reinforcement draft.

On arrival in Egypt he spent 3 weeks in Moascar Details Camp before being taken on strength by the 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, and then by the 10th Light Horse Regiment on 23 Apr 1917 at Abasan el Kebir. From 9 - 19 Jan 1918 he was transferred to the Rest Camp Port Said, before returning to the 10th Light Horse, then north of Gaza in Palestine.

On 26 May 1918 Gordon was admitted to the 14th Australian General Hospital in Abbassia, remaining there until 25 Jun 1918 when he was transferred to the Rest Camp again until 25 Jul 1918 when he rejoined 10th Light Horse at Wadi Aujah near the Jordan River, along with 31 other reinforcements from Moascar.

Discharged by the 5th Military District on 11 Sep 1919.

There is a letter in Military records dated 24 Dec 1918 responding to Miss H McGlen of 28 Forrest street, North Perth, who was enquiring after Gordon.

Post War

Gordon married Mary Isabel Buchanan in 1924. Mary died 30 Sep 1982 in Wembley Downs.

Electoral Roll entries - 1925 - 1980 farmer at Merkanooka, Morawa;


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