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Jack White
Birth: Dec. 23, 1896
Death: Nov. 27, 1949

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Leeds, Yorkshire, he served as a Private in the 6th Battalion, King's Own Regiment, British Army. On March 7, 1917, while serving as a radio signal man on a pontoon during an attempt to cross on the Dialah River, Mesopotamia, he saw the two pontoons ahead of him come under heavy enemy machine-gun fire. When his own pontoon had reached midstream, with every man except himself either dead or wounded, he promptly tied a telephone wire to the forward pontoon, jumped overboard and towed it to the shore. In doing so, he saved the commanding officer's life, other wounded men, plus the rifles and equipment. For most conspicuous bravery and resource, he was promoted to Lance Corporal and awarded the Victoria Cross in June, 1917. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Blackley Jewish Cemetery
Blackley
Metropolitan Borough of Manchester
Greater Manchester, England
Plot: Section F, Grave 341.
 
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Record added: Jan 28, 2006
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Jack White
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