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Medals to the RAMC 1 week 4 days ago #69324

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QSA (3) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (10652 Pte. H. D. White. R.A.M.C.);
KSA (2) (10652 Pte. H. D. White. R.A.M.C.);
British War Medal 1914-20 (Lt. H. D. White.)

Together with the recipient’s miniature awards including the Queen's Sudan and Khedive Sudan (1) Atbata

Harry Doris White was born in Eastington, Gloucestershire, in 1874 and attested for the Medical Staff Corps at Bristol on 21 December 1894. He served with them at home until 12 April 1898, and then in Egypt from 13 April 1898 to 30 December 1899 - given these dates it seems unlikely that he was present at the Battle of the Atbara on 8 April 1898, and whilst it is possible that he may have seen some service in the Sudan his Military History Sheet shows no mention of having served in the Sudanese campaign, nor entitlement to either the Queen’s or Khedive’s Sudan Medals.

Appointed 1st Class Orderly in the Royal Army Medical Corps on 1 July 1898, White served with the R.A.M.C. in South Africa during the Boer War from 21 January 1900 to 20 December 1902, and was Mentioned in Lord Kitchener’s Despatch of 23 June 1902 (London Gazette 29 July 1902). He was promoted Lance-Corporal on 8 October 1902, before transferring to the Army Reserve on 21 December 1902, and was discharged on 20 December 1906, after 12 years’ service.

Commissioned Lieutenant, White served with the Orthopaedic Unit, attached Royal Army Medical Corps during the Great War from 20 July 1918 (entitled to British War Medal only), and his address on his Medal Index Card is given as ‘Army HQ, Washington, U.S.A.’
Dr David Biggins

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