Private George Edward White, 67099 in 3rd North Stafford Regiment

1900 Jan/Mar born Whatton, Nottingham. Ernest Thomas White had married Mary Jane Wakefield in Cookham, Berks in 1890

1911 census at Whatton Nottinghamshire

1919 July 22 (reported in paper) killed by accidental rocket explosion at Curragh Camp. Age 18 Son of Ernest Thomas White and Mary Jane White, of Goodleigh, Barnstaple, Devon. I do not understand why CWGC gives them at Devon and he was buried back at Whatton

The firework display was part of a Peace Celebration. A picket had been posted on the sports green to guard the fireworks. During the evening a large crowd of soldiers rushed the green and apparently ingnited some of these fireworks, one of which killed Pte White.

Buried Whatton St John of Beverley Churchyard


British soldiers killed in Ireland