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Albert White (VC)

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Allegiance  United Kingdom
Role  Armed force officer
Awards  Victoria Cross
Name  Albert White
Unit  South Wales Borderers
Battles/wars  World War I
Service/branch  British Army
Service number  24866
Battles and wars  World War I

Albert White (VC)
Born  1 December 1892 Liverpool, United Kingdom (1892-12-01)
Buried at  Remembered on the Arras Memorial
Died  May 19, 1917, Monchy-le-Preux, France
Similar People  Henry Hook, Campbell Mellis Douglas, Frederick Hitch, Teignmouth Melvill, Ivor Rees

Albert White VC (1 December 1892 in Liverpool – 19 May 1917) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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White was 24 years old, and a sergeant in the 2nd Battalion, The South Wales Borderers, British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

On 19 May 1917 at Monchy-le-Preux, France, Sergeant White, realising during an attack that one of the enemy's machine-guns, which had previously not been located, would hold up the whole advance of his company, dashed ahead to capture the gun. When within a few yards of it, he fell riddled with bullets, having willingly sacrificed his life in an attempt to secure the success of the operation.

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