WHITE, Augustus Ronald

Rank: 
Temporary Lieutenant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Honours & Awards: 

Lieutenant Augustus White received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service while operating with the Army in Burma and on the Eastern Frontier of India [1].
He was wounded during the Commando's first operation at Alethangyaw rejoining and becoming 'D' Troop leader in June 1944 [2].

He is pictured in two photos taken in Ceylon wearing an eye patch. This injury occurred during a 'D' Troop live fire training exercise at Trincomalee, Ceylon, in September 1944.  A 2" mortar bomb fell short wounding a Marine and Lieutenant White. The Officer's eye was damaged and had to be removed [2].

A week later Gunner George Hitchcock, No.1 Commando,  was killed in a similar live fire exercise at Trincomalee [more.....][2][3].

Source
[1] London Gazette 36925, page 757.
[2] 44RM Commando Achnacarry to the Arakan, author Tony Mackenzie.

[3] No.1 Commando War Diary September 1944.


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