1918/12/21 - Born
Occupation Bricklayer (Class II)
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
1939/10/18 - Enlisted age 20
Company HQ-5 (Pioneer) Plt
Transported to Singapore
1942/02/15 - Captured by Japanese Singapore
Singapore Camps - Robert Barracks - Bukit Timah (Sime Rd)
1942/10/17 - Overland to Thailand with Group 2
Letter Party Command - Lt Kimsey (Beds and Herts) - Lt Col Baker (5th Suffolk’s) - Major Dobbs, No. 1 Railway Bn.
Train Sub Group - 1st Bukit Timah Party - No.1 Bn, (Major Dobbs)
On 17th Oct 42, 63 OR's, left Bukit Timah under command of Lt Kimsey for a mainland destination in a party commanded by Lt Col Baker (5th Suffolk's).
Railway Camps - Chungkai - Wang Takhian - Ban Khoa - Wang Pho North - Lower Tha khanun (203 Kilo camp)
White was attached to 5 platoon and worked through Group 2 work areas of Chungkai, Wang Takhian, Ban Khoa, Wang Pho and Lower Tha Khanun.
Cause of Death - Dysentery
At Lower Tha khanun 203 Kilo Camp
Walter’s death is recorded in Corporal Allen's diary;-
26th June 1943, "White of 5 platoon died this morning, we were on the big bridge" He was admitted to hospital on the 15th of June and died on the 26th of June from Dysentery. Buried at Lower Tha Khanun (Capt. Revered G.E. McNeill) Chaplin to the forces.
First Buried Grave No. 010
Son of Walter and Florence White, Wife, Sybil Myra, Blundel of, 5,Duke st, Aspley Guise/St Elms Wavendon, Buckinghamshire
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Woburn Sands Memorial, High Street Woburn Sands, Beds.