Gordon Percival White
From Our Contribution
Gallipoli to Tripoli Browning & Gill p.565
|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|
5'7" (1.70m) tall ; 143 lbs|
64.864 kg; grey eyes ; brown hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Kelmscott, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr Edward Wharton White|
|Date of Enlistment||25 Jul 1916|
|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)|
British War Medal |
Electoral Roll entries - 1916 farmer Morawa, Mingenew
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.
Gordon married Mary Isabel Buchanan in 1924. Mary died 30 Sep 1982 in Wembley Downs.
Electoral Roll entries - 1925 - 1980 farmer at Merkanooka, Morawa;