White, John William

Regimental Number: 117621
Rank: Private
Branch: 2nd Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles

John was born in Fifeshire, Scotland on August 8, 1887. It is unknown when he first came to Canada, but he enlisted in Calgary in January of 1915 and listed his occupation as teamster. On June 3, 1916, John was buried in a trench by a shell at Zillebeke. He suffered from shell shock afterward, with his symptoms including tremors, headaches, insomnia, and nervousness. He was discharged on May 24, 1918, having been found medically unfit. In 1919, John filed on NE 24-71-5-W6. He died on December 29, 1931.