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Edward White / Whyte

Rank: Private
Street: St Bridget's Terrace
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address: Great Water Street, Longford; Bog Lane, Longford
Census 1901:
Census 1911: Residing at 28 Bog Lane, Longford
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number: 2967
Date of Death: 01-05-1915
Cause: Killed in action, L'Epinette
Memorial: Ferme Buterne Military Cemetery, Houplines, France

Edward was born 14 August 1866 in Great Water Street, Longford. He married Mary Anne McWeeney 21 September 1896 and they lived in St. Bridget's Terrace, Longford. They had many children together, Mary, John, James, Edward, Patrick and Kate.

Pte. White enlisted for the army in Longford. It is noted in the war diary that the battalion were based at  at the time of his death. The Waterwheel farm and trenches near had been shelled all morning. There was server damage caused and ten casualties occured. Notice of Edwards death was mentioned, along with James Healy, in the war notes of the Longford Leader on the 29 May 1915.

Parents Names: Son of William and Bridget (née Mahon) White of Great Water Street, Longford.

Link to CWGC; Link to Civil Birth Record; Link to Marriage Record; Longford Leader, 29 May 1915, Our War Notes;

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