Edward White was a Scotsman who joined the army in east London. He died in February 1917, having latterly lived in Chelmsford.


Private, 17th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards) (formerly of the Essex Regiment)

Edward was born around 1853 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

During the First World War he served as Private 40543 in the 17th Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment, having enlisted at Forest Gate. He had formerly served as Private 212900 in the Essex Regiment. His home was in Springfield.

He died, aged 64, according to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission on 5th March 1917, but recorded elsewhere as 22nd February 1917. He and was subsequently buried at Holy Trinity Churchyard, Springfield where he is commemorated on a special memorial. The burial register shows that his last residence was in Springfield and that he was buried on 24th February 1917, suggesting that the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's records are incorrect.