Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Walter Raymond White

In memory of:

Private Walter Raymond White

February 18, 1900

Paardeberg, South Africa

Military Service


Service Number:

7255

Age:

19

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Royal Canadian Regiment

Additional Information


Born 27 October 1880, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph White, Goyeau Street, Windsor, Ontario. He served with the 21st Battalion, Essex Fusiliers. Pte White took an active part in athletic sports, playing baseball, hockey and football. The same day the announcement of Walter White's death appeared in the Evening Record, the following editorial also appeared: 'Windsor Stricken - Windsor has laid its first sacrificial offering on the altar of patriotism. One family is mourning for a son dead, while two other await in dread suspense for further news of the actual condition of sons wounded. A despatch this morning carried to the city the cruel intelligence that a score of Canadian boys had fallen and sixty-one had been wounded in an engagement on Sunday.

Later particulars showed that Windsor had a melancholy interest in the news, saying that among the dead was Walter White, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. White and that Arthur Paddon and Victor E. Marentette were among the wounded. Pte White was killed at Modder River, during the Battle of Paardeburg, South Africa.

The name of Walter White is remembered on the South African War Memorial found in Jackson Park in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 43 of the South African War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

VENDUSIEDRIFT GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE (PAARDEBERG)
South Africa

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

Located 9.1 km from the Paardeberg Museum. Follow the dirt road and turn right at the Cannon sign, travel 600 m then turn right and travel a further 200 m.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Memorial at the Vendusiedrift Garden of Remembrance, Paardeberg, South Africa.
  • South African War Memorial– South African War Memorial located in Jackson Park, Windsor, Ontario.
  • Letter
  • Photo of Walter Raymond White
  • Photo 2 of Walter Raymond White
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Perth Courier for 20 April 1900, page 7, describing the burial of those who died on 18 February at Paardeberg.

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