|THE HEADSTONE OVER THE BURIAL PLOT OF CAPTAIN WILLIAM ALLISON WHITE VC, 38TH BN, MACHINE GUN CORPS, IN ST JOHN'S CHURCHYARD, HILDENBOROUGH, KENT, HAS RECENTLY BEEN CLEANED AND REFURBISHED.|
|3 March 2021|
|William White died on the 13th September 1974 at the Priory Nursing Home, Wellington, Shropshire, and was cremated at the Emstrey Crematorium, Shrewsbury. His ashes were later buried in the family grave at St John's Churchyard, Hildenborough, Kent.
Although the headstone over William White's grave was in relatively good condition the stone itself was extremely dirty. This has now been rectified by local county resident, Steve Davies, by cleaning and refurbishing the grave marker, resulting in the headstone being returned to its original state.
Captain William White's Victoria Cross medal group is held by the Lord Ashcroft VC Collection and is on display in the Imperial War Museum's Lord Ashcroft Gallery.
before and after
|For the award of the Victoria Cross
[ London Gazette, 15 November 1918 ], Gouzeaucourt, France, 18 September 1918, T / 2nd Lieutenant William Allison White, 38th Bn, Machine Gun Corps.
For most conspicuous bravery and initiative in attack ( Gouzeaucourt, France ).
William White was invested with his Victoria Cross by King George V at Buckingham Palace on the 27 March 1919.
Iain Stewart, 3 March 2021