In memory of

Ordinary Seaman

Robert Borden White

who died on 19 Jan 1941

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Service details
  Conflict WWII
  Service Navy
  Unit HMCS Levis
  Rank Ordinary Seaman
  Service number V30305
  Date of death 19410119
  Cause of death killed in action
Narrative history
  V30305 Stoker (HMCS Levis) Robert Borden White (b.1915) of Trail, British Columbia, was KIA 19410919 and is commemorated on the Halifax Memorial for servicemen lost or buried at sea. He was the son of Harry and Ada Emily (Beeston) White who came from England to homestead SE9-10-28-W3 southwest of Maple Creek. Robert was educated there and at Balfour Tech, Regina. He was working for Cominco at Trail when he enlisted at Esquimalt in 1940 and left a wife Vera Edna (Broman) at Vancouver (later Mrs. Tibke of Seattle, Washington). Robert's brother Frank was wounded in Normandy serving with the South Saskatchewan Regiment.
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Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 111 - Maple Creek
  Cemetery or memorial location Halifax Memorial, Nova Scotia    

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  Geo-memorial White Island, Saskatchewan     
  Geo-memorial location 56.9667°N / 103.7667°W
  Geo-memorial NTS map reference 64D13
  Geo-memorial details In Wathaman Lake.
Personal information
  Date of birth 19151226
  Place of birth Maple Creek    (Please click here for map.)
  Date of enlistment 19400823
  Place of enlistment Esquimalt, British Columbia    (Please click here for map.)
  Residence on enlistment Trail, British Columbia    (Please click here for map.)
  Occupation smelter worker
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