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Name: WHITE, Richard Finch DSO (Major)

Birth Date: 1881 Weymouth, bapt 13 Feb 1881

Death Date: 8 Dec 1919 Mongalla, Sudan, killed in action

First Date: 1917

Profession: Military

Area: Turkana

Book Reference: Sitrep 6, Rayne

War Service: Sudan Army, Essex Regt.

General Information:

Sitrep 6 - Africa General Service Medal 1902-56 - East Africa 1918 - Awarded for services under Maj. R.F. White (Essex R), Maj. H. Rayne, MC (KAR) and Capt. J.H.R. Yardley, DSO (Inniskillings) in military operations - 1918 - against the Northern Turkana, Marille, Donyiro and kindred tribes in the vicinity of the Southern Sudan boundary and west of Lake Rudolf. Majority of the troops were from the Equatorial Bn of the Egyptian Army and KAR.
Rayne 1917 - Major R.F. White of the Equatorial Battn., Soudan Army. His local Soudanese rank was that of El Kaimakam, and who was customarily addressed as 'Bey', a courtesy title ..... had much good to say about S. Africans.
Edinburgh Gazette - 4/5/1920 - Awarded the DSO - for distinguished service in connection with operations against the Northern Turkana and kindred tribes - Dated 3/6/1919 - Maj. Richard Finch White, Essex R., attd. Egyptian Army
CWGC Mogadishu Africa War Cemetery. [But also Khartoum War Cemetery? - Findagrave]
Nat Probate Calendar

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