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Albert Telfer White was born in Ballarat, Victoria, was single and a Farmer when he enlisted in the 23rd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement on 24 July 1915 at the age of 18. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915. He was transferred from the 3rd Reinforcement Battalion to the 22nd Battalion on 1 April 1916. He was admitted to hospital sick on 11 March 1918 for a period of 61 days, re-joining his unit on 10 May 1918.
On 4 October 1918 he suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was evacuated to the 5th Australian Field Ambulance. Unfortunately, his wounds proved too severe, and he died on 11 October 1918. He is buried in St Sever Communal Cemetery, Rouen, France.
He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field. His citation read..."he displayed courage much beyond the ordinary and ably assisted the attack.."
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