Born: 22nd March 1890, Ipswich.

Died: 24th August 1916; age 26; Died of Wounds at the Empire Hospital, Vincent Square, London.

Enlistment Details: Location: Valcartier, Quebec, Canada. Date: 17th September 1914; age 24. Next of Kin: Mrs. C.M.White, 21, Clarkson Street, Ipswich.

Service: Left Canada with ‘E’ company, 7th Battalion, on the S.S.’Virginian’, 25th September 1914.


Rank: Lieutenant; Service Number: 16838

Regiment: Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment), 7th Battalion.


Grave Reference:


Kensal Green (All Soul’s ) Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John & Clare White of Ipswich; husband of Helen Mary Baynes (formerly White) nee Meredith.




1891   1, Bent Hill, Felixstowe, Suffolk.


John was a year old, he was with his mother, & sisters visiting his paternal aunt at her home by the beach.

Clara Maria White (nee Cade), 43, born Ipswich.

Mary White, 12, born Kilburn, London.

Edith White, 9, born Ipswich

Elsie White, 7, born Ipswich.

Lois White, 5, born Kensington, St. Mary Abbott’s.

Myra Chivers, 40, a widow, a Housekeeper, born Sparkbank, Birmingham.

3 visitors

1 nursemaid.


John’s father in 1891, was living at 52, Buttermarket, Ipswich the family home & father’s business premises, with his older siblings & maternal grandmother.

John White, 43, a Photographer – own account, born Solihull, Warwickshire.

May White, 15, born London.

Arthur Leslie White, 14, born London.

Maria Cade, 69, a widow, a Retired School Mistress, born London.

2 servants.


1901   Elenroyd, Park Road, Ipswich.


John was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John, 53, a Photographer – own account.

Clara, 53.

Arthur, 24, a Photographer.

Edith, 19.

2 servants.


1911 Shawnigan, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.


John was 21 years old.


John’s father John White, died in 1909, Ipswich. A photographer who had studios at 52, Buttermarket & 18, Upper Brook Street, Ipswich. With his son Arthur had two studios in Felixstowe, Suffolk.




John was 19, when he travelled on the S.S.’Kensington’ of the shipping line Dominion, from the port of Liverpool. He arrived at Montreal, Canada on the 13th May 1909. His final destination was Salt Spring Island, B.C. where he wanted to do farming.


Whilst based at Salisbury Plain for training, as a Private, with the Canadian Contingent,  John married Helen Mary Meredith, born 1890, Blackheath, Kent. They married by licence at Wimbledon Parish Church, Surrey on the 14th November 1914.


John is also remembered on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.

Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment), 7th Battalion

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