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Wrong Man Identified - Lapworth WM - George White



The Roll of Honour book identifies George White, named on both Memorial sites at Lapworth, as Private 1892 George White who served with the Lancashire Fusiliers as a drummer and who died on 1st July 1916. However it is clear that this soldier was born, raised and enlisted in Blackheath, London with no known connection to Lapworth.

Our research led us to Pension Cards and Medal Rolls for Pte 303082 George White of the 1st/7th Lancashire Fusiliers (formerly Pte 241727 2nd/5th Royal Warwicks) who died of TB at Bramcote Sanatorium, Nuneaton - a well known TB hospital on 26 Aug 1920. He does not have a CWGC grave even though one record states he caught TB on active service.

His Pension card gives an address of Lapworth Brook, Lapworth, Hockley Heath and census records reveal that he had lived there since his birth in 1896. The same census records confirm that he was brother to Pte 34925 Albert White who was killed during the German Spring Offensive on 23 Mar 1918.

In hindsight we believe that this error occurred because there was no CWGC grave for the Lapworth George and the Pension card records were not online when the book was researched and therefore the assumption was made that the only possible man was the Blackeheath George.



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