2nd Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A record of service (Parchment) for Private 490 George Henry White. He enlisted into the Regiment on the 29th April 1901 and served as a bandsman for a period of 12 years and 189 days. He retired on the 3rd October 1913 whilst the Battalion were stationed in Jhansi, India. He was described as ?Thoroughly sober and reliable?. After his return to England, the 1st World War started and he was recalled into the Somerset Light Infantry.
1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A Second Class Certificate of Education (Army Form C 309) awarded to Boy 6151 George Henry White, dated 10th June 1902 and signed by the then Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel F Carter.
1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A certificate of transfer to the reserve for Sergeant 11084 George Henry White of the 6th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry (formerly of the 1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regtiment). He transferred to the reserve on the 28th August 1914 from the Royal Berkshire Regiment, then served throughout the 1st World War being transferred to the reserve for a second time on the 9th March 1919.
Royal Berkshire Regiment - A Certificate of Employment (Army Form Z18) for Sergeant 11084 George Henry White of the 6th Somerset Light Infantry (Formerly Royal Berkshire Regiment). This document was provided to a discharged soldier outlining his work history for any prospective employer; this document is not in good order
Royal Berkshire Regiment - A letter, dated 7th May 1923, addressed to the War Office from Paymaster Royal Navy asking if ex-Sergeant 11084 George Henry White of the 6th Somerset Light Infantry (Formerly Royal Berkshire Regiment) was entitled to a pension.
1/4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - Postcard addressed to Private A H White, The Armoury, Newbury, from the National Rifle Association advising of 'BISLEY MEETING 1914', King's, Queen Mary's, and St George's Competions.
1/4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - Combined Leave and Railway Ticket (Return Journey half) to travel Third Class from Hungerford Station to France via Southampton and Havre for the period 2nd to 9th April 1916 issued to L/Corporal White.
1/4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - Printed in black and white, a Farewell message entitled 'HOMEWARD BOUND' with a small round picture of Rouen and dated 1919. A Goodbye and good luck message from those who are remaining in France to those who are going home for demobilization; it belonged to L/Corporal White but whether he was given it on his demobilisation or had it to give to someone else is not known
1/4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - Christmas 1915 Greetings Card with 'China Dragon' and Regimental details on front in blue. Inside, preprinted, also in blue, a five line poem and Greetings message from the 'Firing Line' to Mother and Dad from Bert. It was sent by L/Corporal White
1/4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - Field Service Postcard, buff coloured with black preprinted text of various messages, circa 1917, blank on both sides; it belonged to, but was obviously not used by, L/Corporal White
1/4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - Postcard, buff coloured with black preprinted text OHMS Official Paid, advising Mrs White that L/Corporal A H White has been hospitalised in the UK and on the reverse giving details of 'Railway Facilities for visiting Soldiers in Hospital in the United Kingdom', e.g. Free Warrants and Cheap Tickets, for use during or after WW1.
1/4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - Christmas 1915 Greeting Card with, on front cover, black and white picture of a Church and some houses and entitled 'Somewhere in France', with 'China Dragon' and Xmas 1915 in blue. Inside, snow scene of house and two people walking with holly surround. Next page has preprinted message in blue writing ' Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas' and with Regimental details and handwritten message ' and a Prosperous New Year' from Bert.
1/4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - An uncompleted Form 39 which was used by ex Servicemen to join the Nation Association for Employment of Regular Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen following the end of the 1st World War.
1/4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - Unit Register Card for Private A H White for use by servicemen due to be demobilized following end of the 1st World War. It shows that, by this time, he had been transferred to the Labour Corps
1/4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - Army Form Z 18 'Certificate of Employment During the War' belonging to Private A.H. White 629324. The form is divided into 5 sections with various headings and dated 4th April 1919.
1/4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - Ministry of Pensions form M.P.A.52, buff in colour and with original envelope, dated 11th November 1929 and showing that A.H. White would receive a Pension of 12 shillings per week for life, due to his Disablement of 30 percent.
...1915 the 1st Royal Berkshire war diary entry reads:
Work. Our section of MUD TRENCH floored entire length with floor boards. Damage caused by bombardment repaired chiefly in NORTHAMPTON ST but also in STICKY TRENCH RIGHT and HAYWARDS HEATH. Further continuous work continued throughout the night: During our...