Charles White

First nameCharles Walter
InitialsC W
Birth TownSittingbourne, Kent.
Resided TownGillingham, Kent.
Date of Death28/10/1915
FateDied at Sea
RankLance Corporal
Service Number2402
Duty Location
Campaign Medals
  • 1914/15 Star
  • Victory Medal
  • British War Medal
  • Memorial Death Plaque Of WWI
ServiceBritish Army
RegimentRoyal Engineers
Battalion1st/3rd Kent Field Company
  • Britain on the Remembrance Board at the Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels, Maidstone
  • Helles Memorial Panel 24 to 26

This is the Charles White who lived closest to Maidstone, so may have had links to St Michael’s. Ancestry tells us that Charles E White was born in Maidstone in 1881 the son of Walter and Amy White. They lived in Maidstone in in 1891 and 1901 with Charles’s sister Lily. A different Charles White was born in Maidstone in 1896 whose parents were Alfred and Mary White and his brother Alfred was born by 1901. There is no evidence on CWGC or Forces website that these two ‘Charles Whites’ served in the First World War. If that evidence is found then they would be ‘Charles White’ on the Remembrance Board at St Michael’s Church. Meanwhile we assume the Charles White below had undiscovered links to Maidstone, as he is the soldier of this name who lived closest to Maidstone.