Herbert Beresford White

First Name:  Herbert Beresford 
Initials:  H B 
Surname:  White 
DOB:  Circa 1896 
Age:  21 
Nationality:  British 
Date of Death:  13/04/1917 
Information:  Parents: Herbert and Beatrice White, late of “”The Poplars, 158 Tonbridge Road Maidstone,  and now of 7, Windelsham Gardens, Hove, Sussex. Herbert Beresford White, known as  Beresford lived at The Poplars with his parents Herbert and Beatrice and his younger  brother Hugh and sister Beatrice. Beresford White was a Lieutenant in the Royal Field  Artillery. He was killed in action on 13th April 1917, aged 21. The May 1917 Parish  Magazine tells us: ‘It was with the deepest and most heartfelt regret that we heard last  week of the death of our brave young friend, Lieut H. B. White, who has been accidentally  killed in France by the kick of a horse. The whole parish, we feel sure, will join with us in  tendering our sincerest sympathy to Mr and Mrs White in this their great and sudden  bereavement. We know how good and dutiful a son he was, and most of us will remember  how last autumn, at our open-air services in preparation for the National Mission, he carried  the Union Jack in our procession to Milton Street and elsewhere… he did ‘his bit’ for the old  Church at home, just as since in the great battle of Arras he did ‘his bit’ for King and  Country…The Brigadier General has written about him: – ‘He was a most promising officer,  and one of the best subalterns under me. He came out here last year and has done  wonderful work ever since. He was very good and brave with his Battery in the line, and  managed his men so well… He was proud of their work, and they were fond of him.’ His  Lieutenant-Colonel described him as ‘gallant’, ‘a very popular officer, very keen on his work.’ 
Rank:  Lieutenant 
Campaign Medals:  Victory Medal
British War Medal
Memorial Death Plaque Of WWI 
Service:  British Army 
Regiment:  Royal Field Artillery 
Battalion:  23rd Brigade 
Commemorated:  Britain on the Remembrance Board at the Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels, Maidstone
Chocques Military Cemetery Grave Reference V. A. 2.