A British soldier's convalescence in Canada | Richard White (actor)

Hit by a shrapnel


    • Among the items is a written extract about experience in the Battle of the Somme. There is a letter written by Frank on May 21, 1916 describing his wartime experiences. A letter written on behalf of Frank who convalesced in Canada having been wounded during the war. There are medal cards and information relating to other people by the name of White and Collins.
    • This story is about my uncle, Cpl. Frank White and his brother Private Fred White. Both were born in Charlton Village, Wantage, Oxfordshire. Frank was in the Royal Berkshire Regiment and his identification number was 18090 and then 519146. Frank was hit by shrapnel in battle - family don't know what happened to him after that. He was awarded medals for "bravery in the field" and the Victory Medal. Both brothers survived the war. Frank died in his 60s. Richard found all the objects after his death and started to research the family history.





  • Date:

    • 1916-05-21
  • Temporal:

    • 2014-11-05 11:56:50 UTC
  • Place/Time:

    • Western Front


  • Source:

    • User contributed content
  • Identifier:

    • 18143
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  • First published in Europeana:

    • 2015-04-08
  • Last updated in Europeana:

    • 2016-07-27


  • Rights:

    • http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

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  • Location:

    • Battle of Somme, France, Canada
  • Place/Time:

    • Western Front

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