Richard Thomas Tom WHITE , 18971917 (aged 19 years)

Richard Thomas /WHITE/
Given names
Richard Thomas

Before enlistment in the armed forces.

Number of marriages

Never married


General Directions: Warlencourt British Cemetery lies on th e east side of the D929, to the south-east of Warlencourt village and 5 kilometres south-west of Bapaume. CWGC signposts on the D929 give advance warning of arrival at the Cemetery.

Warlencourt, the Butte de Warlencourt and Eaucourt-L'Abbaye were the scene of very fierce fighting in 1916. Eaucourt was taken by the 47th (London) Division early in October. The Butte was attacked by that and other divisions butit was not relinquished by the Germans until the following 26 February, when they withdrew to the Hindenburg Line. The 51st (Highland) Division fought a delaying action here on 25 March 1918 during the great German advance, and the 42nd (East Lancashire) Division recaptured the ground on 25 August 1918. The cemetery was made late in 1919 when graves were brought in from small cemeteries and the battlefields of Warlencourt and Le Sars.

Victoria Cross: Serjeant Donald Forrester Brown, VC, 2nd Bn. Otago Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, killed in action 01/10/1916, plot III. F. 11.

Casualty Details: UK 2817, Canada 4, Australia 477, New Zealand 79, South Africa 128, Total Burials: 3505