Personal info

  • Name: Archie Cecil Thomas WHITE
  • D.O.B: 5th October, 1891
  • D.O.A: 1st October, 1916
  • D.O.D: 20th May, 1971
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Temporary Captain, 6th Battalion Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment), 32nd Brigade, 11th Division

Stuff Redoubt, near Thiepval, France 27 September-1 October 1916

27 September-1 October 1916

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The First World War. 1916 

Stuff Redoubt was east-north-east of Thiepval, east of the Schwaben Redoubt and north of Mouquet Farm. On 27 September 1916 Captain A C T White, 6th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, was in command of an attacking force which established itself on the Redoubt’s southern and western faces and held on grimly against enemy counter-attacks. The Redoubt was not finally captured until 9 October.

Citation

 For most conspicuous bravery. He was in command of the troops that held the southern and western faces of a redoubt. For four days and nights, by his indomitable spirit, great personal courage, and skilful dispositions, he held his position under heavy fire of all kinds and against several counter-attacks. Though short of supplies and ammunition, his determination never wavered. When the enemy attacked in greatly superior numbers and had almost ejected our troops from the redoubt, he personally led a counter- attack, which finally cleared the enemy out of the southern and western faces. He risked his life continually, and was the life and soul of the defence. 

Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette of 24 October 1916. 26 October 1916, Numb. 29802, p. 10394

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