Private 62951 (L/17190) "C" Coy. 7th Battalion Royal Fusiliers
Richard White was born at The Dovecot, Hurst on Clays, East Grinstead, 7 February 1898. In about 1904 Richard aged 6, his brother and two sisters, moved to Ash with his parents Richard and Emma White (nee Bailey) and the family eventually settled at Foreman Cottages, Harpers Road, Ash. The Surrey and Hants News of 6 September 1917 reported that he had been killed at 12.15am on 27 August 1917, and that he had been buried behind a quiet French village. He had previously been a fireman on the LB and SC railway. He was a member of the choir at St Peter’s Church for 2 years.
Private White was formerly Private 11297 3rd Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. He is wearing the cap badge of the Royal West Surrey Regiment in this picture.