George Clifford White

Memorial: Acton Turville - St Mary's Church

Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders

Medals: 1939–45 Star, War Medal 1939–1945

Rank and number: Private, Rifleman

Parents: Percy John and Alma Lavinia White

Home address: Well Cottage Acton Turville

Pre-war occupation: Horseman on Church Farm Acton Turville

Date of birth: 22/09/1919

Date of death: 24/10/1942

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt and commemorated on family gravestone memorial in St Mary’s Churchyard Acton Turville.

Age: 22

Further information:

George’s father and grandfather were both carters, and before the war George and at least one of his brothers was involved with the care of horses. George was the eldest of 8 children but one brother died in infancy. George’s mother died shortly after the birth of her 8th child when George was 15.
George was killed in action in Egypt on the second day of one of the most significant battles of the Second World War, The Second Battle of El Alamein. On the first day, the battle began with a massive artillery bombardment. The following day the 2nd Seaforths who were in reserve were pushed up to the frontline to form a bridgehead to launch the 2nd Armoured Brigade. They fought fiercely for 36 hours and suffered heavy losses, amongst these was George.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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