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White, Raymond Ernest

Date of birth:
1917
Date of death:
September 18th, 1944
Buried on:
Commonwealth War Cemetery Arnhem Oosterbeek
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Staff Sergeant
Unit:
No. 1 Wing, Glider Pilot Regiment, Divisional Troops, 6th Airborne Division, British Army
Awarded on:
August 31st, 1944
Citation:
"In the early morning of Tuesday after landing and taking up a defensive position. Staff-Sergeant White was the (sole?) member of a 6-pounder Anti-Tank gun crew. He manned his gun single handed and under heavy mortar and shell fire, he stayed with his gun and fought it entirely himself. He destroyed a Self-Propelled enemy gun with his first shot and continued to engage enemy tanks. Through this man's courage and determination and complete disregard for his own safety he was responsible for delaying the advance of the enemy armour."
Distinguished Conduct Medal

Sources

  • Photo: Hans Molier, The Netherlands
  • - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36679 published on the 29 August 1944
    - The Pegasus Archive

Photo