1412696 (177821) Gunner Thomas Joseph White, (Base Details), Royal Garrison Artillery

1889 Oct-Nov-Dec born, the Parish of St Catherine’s, Dublin South. St Catherine's Church, (Church of Ireland) was on Thomas Street, in Dublin

1901 Census living on Ushers Quay, Dublin aged 12 (Father Joseph a Tinsmith, Mother Margaret a Tailoress)

1911 Census living at 80 Ormiston Road, Sheppard’s Bush, W London, England aged 21
Thomas White, Estimated birth year: abt 1890, living with his mother (widow) Margaret 46
Birth Place: Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, Single, Clerk Clothing Store

1912 Nov 2. married Elizabeth Wilson in Dublin aged 22

1912 to 1917 living in Dublin from dates and location of the births of his 3 children

1917 Aug 27 Enlisted in Dublin as a regular (Duration of War) in Dublin aged 27, occupation Porter,

1919 Jan 21. re-enlisted in Rouen for 4 years, occupation Porter from Dublin. His regimental number 177821 would have him joining the 489th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery which was formed on the 14 Aug 1917 at Deepcut, Surrey, and was disbanded on the 10 Nov 1917 and the men were sent overseas to reinforce other artillery units.While with Royal Garrison Artillery Base Details (groupings of gunners and drivers awaiting posting as replacements to batteries or discharge) at Rouen he re-enlisted aged 28 as a regular for 4 years (discharge would be 21 Jan 1923)

1920 Aug . Army Order 338 of August 1920 he was renumbered as 1412696 Gunner Thomas Joseph White, Royal Garrison Artillery. (Army numbers 1400001 to 1842000 issued to Royal Garrison Artillery)

1921 Nov 22. Deserted

1923 Aug 23. Medals forfeited and re issued 27 Jan 1928

1923 Dec 27 Trial for Desertion dispensed with and discharged for misconduct

1925 Jan 5 to 16 Feb 1926 - 8/- weekly pension

1928 Jan 28. Medals re-issued. Medals applied for from address 77a Corporation Building, Talbot Street, Dublin. 77a Talbot Street, Dublin was formerly a Welsh Methodist Chapel

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