Private Ernest William White

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

4 Oct 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation



Mr Tuffnell, Park Street

Service Number


Place of Birth

Melton Mowbray
United Kingdom

World War I Address

142 New Town Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location


War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 8th November 1917
Pte Ernest William White

Pte Ernest William White, 235080, 1st Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment, was killed in action in Flanders on October 4th, 1917. The news of his death was conveyed in a letter from a comrade to widow Violet May at her parents' address at 142 New Town Street, Luton.

He had enlisted in the South Staffords in April 1917 and had been in France only ten weeks at the time of his death. He was aged 25, and prior to enlistment was employed as a butcher by Mr Tuffnell, of 102 Park Street, Luton.

Ernest was born in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, in 1891, and was still living there at the time of the 1911 Census. On June 9th, 1915, he married Luton girl Violet May Farr at St Paul's Church, Luton. Violet remarried in 1918.

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Pte Ernest William White

Author: Deejaya

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