Herbert Beresford White

First nameHerbert Beresford
InitialsH B
Birth Town
Resided Town
Date of Death13/04/1917
Service Number
Duty Location
Campaign Medals
  • Victory Medal
  • British War Medal
  • Memorial Death Plaque Of WWI
ServiceBritish Army
RegimentRoyal Field Artillery
Battalion23rd Brigade
  • Britain on the Remembrance Board at the Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels, Maidstone
  • Chocques Military Cemetery Grave Reference V. A. 2.

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 magazinetellsus: ‘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…thebrigadiergeneral 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.’