The Sinking of the R.M.S. Leinster

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Thomas Harry White

WHITE, Thomas Harry

Thomas Harry White was born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire in 1899 to Harry William White and Alice Robinson. He was the fourth of their five living children, a sixth dying young. Harry White was a House Painter and the family lived in a series of romantically-named cottages – Providence Cottage, Alma Cottage, Mapledene Cottage in Cheltenham.

Thomas worked as Clerk to the Cheltenham Board of Guardians before he enlisted in the Hampshire Yeomanry (Carabiniers) at Bristol. In October 1918 he was with the 2/1st Regiment which had moved to Ireland in May of that year. Presumably returning home on leave, he travelled on the 10th on RMS Leinster. He did not survive the sinking nor was his body recovered.

His name is recorded on the Hollybrook Memorial and is among the 1287 names on the Men of Cheltenham Memorial. He is also included in the Cheltenham Remembers Roll of Honour. 



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