- Name: Archie Cecil Thomas WHITE
- D.O.B: 5th Oct, 1891
- D.O.A: 1st Oct, 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
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.
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.